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New article published in Refugee Survey Quarterly, July 2017

"Human Security and the Relocation of Internally Displaced Environmental Refugees in Cameroon"

Gertrud Buchenrieder, Christina Mack, Azibo Roland Balgah

Abstract:
The more frequent occurrence of natural disasters due to climate change will doubtlessly blow up the number of environmental refugees, not the least in sub-Saharan Africa. Not all of them flee their countries, many being internally displaced. Ideally, abandonment of the homelands is not permanent. In order to improve our understanding of internally displaced environmental refugees and the framing conditions to either return or not, this contribution uses the human security concept of the United Nations to construct a unique micro-level human security index, consisting of seven dimensions. The human security index is employed on a sample of environmental refugees, who became internally displaced in 1986 during the Lake Nyos natural disaster in Cameroon. A number of these households has decided to return, although legally prohibited. The majority is still in the resettlement camps, waiting to return. Binominal logit analysis of actual and potential return behaviour in relation to the human security index revealed, among others that health security is a self-selection variable, increasing the odds of returning. The perception of self-efficacy may be important here. A major incentive for returnee households is the potentially higher economic security due to the meanwhile improved agro-ecological situation in the homelands.


Article (free access):

https://academic.oup.com/rsq/article/doi/10.1093/rsq/hdx005/4056485/Human-Security-and-the-Relocation-of-Internally?guestAccessKey=774f0262-db54-4d66-a974-1b2b7aa93229


New publication online: "The effects of rules on local political decision-making processes: How can rules facilitate participation?"

You can access the newly published article "The effects of rules on local political decision-making processes: How can rules facilitate participation?" Theesfeld, I., Dufhues, T. & Buchenrieder, G. Policy Sci (2017); doi:10.1007/s11077-017-9284-2 here.






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26.10.2016

Master Thesis Presentation Ms. Maduekwe 07.12.16

Ms Ebelechukwu Obioma Dometilla MaduekwePlace: Seminar Room E05A, Alte Akademie 12Date and Time: 07.12.16 / 4pmTopic: Women Empowerment in Agriculture - Economic Impact of Agricultural Development Programs with Human...[mehr]


20.06.2016

Research financed by the Volkswagen Foundation for a Senior Fellowship Grant (VW Foundation Project no.: 89 866)

“Determinants for household adoption of differentiated risk management mechanisms to natural disasters in developing countries: An experimental analysis of multiple case studies” (September 2015 – August 2018) Dr. Azibo Roland...[mehr]


20.06.2016

Neue Publikation: Hoang Dinh, Quoc, Dufhues, T., and G. Buchenrieder. 2016. Individual social capital and access to rural services in Northern Vietnam. International Journal of Social Economics 43 (4): 363 – 381.

Hoang Dinh, Quoc, Dufhues, T., and G. Buchenrieder. 2016. Individual social capital and access to rural services in Northern Vietnam. International Journal of Social Economics 43 (4): 363 – 381. [mehr]


20.01.2015

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Team Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften 4 (Humanities and Social Sciences 4) has approved a joint research grant (DFG-Sachmittelbeihilfe) of Prof. Gertrud Buchenrieder ...

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Team Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften 4 (Humanities and Social Sciences 4) has approved a joint research grant (DFG-Sachmittelbeihilfe) of Prof. Gertrud Buchenrieder (BU 1319/16-1;...[mehr]




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03.01.2013 New Analysis: Dominos in the dairy: An analysis of transgenic maize in Dutch dairy farming, by Rolf A. Groeneveld, Justus Wesseler, Paul B.M. Berentsen

Please read the whole article here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921800912004521 . [mehr]


19.12.2012 Offener Brief an den Bundespräsidenten

Vollständiger Brief, siehe PDF anbei:    Sehr geehrter Herr Bundespräsident, als Schirmherr der Welthungerhilfe haben Sie in Ihrer Rede am 14. Dezember dieses Jahres Ihre Gedanken zur wirksamen Bekämpfung des...[mehr]


20.08.2012 Bayerischer Rundfunk, 20.07.2012 : Auf den Weltmärkten klettern die Preise für Soja, Mais und Weizen. Mit welchen Auswirkungen müssen hierzulande die Verbraucher rechnen? Dazu gibt TUM-Agrarökonom Prof. Justus Wesseler im Bayerischen Rundfunk Auskunft.

http://www.tum.de/nc/die-tum/aktuelles/pressemitteilungen/kurz/article/29993/ http://www.br.de/fernsehen/bayerisches-fernsehen/sendungen/rundschau/Lebensmittel-blick-welt-duerre-usa100.html Lehrstuhl für Agrar- und...[mehr]


01.07.2012 The EU funded INnovative BIOogical products for SOIl pest control or INBIOSOIL project has been approved and will kick-off on the 1st of July 2012

The EU funded INnovative BIOlogical products for SOIl pest control or INBIOSOIL project has been approved and will kick-off on the 1st of July 2012.  The task of the Department of Agricultural and Food Economics of the TUM ...[mehr]


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