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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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14.03.2014

NEW Article: "The Cost of Delaying Approval of Golden Rice." by Justus Wesseler, Scott Kaplan, and David Zilberman from ARE Update, Vol. 17, No. 3, Jan/Feb, 2014

NEW Article: Title: "The Cost of Delaying Approval of Golden Rice." Justus Wesseler, Scott Kaplan, and David Zilberman. from ARE Update, Vol. 17, No. 3, Jan/Feb, 2014 Abstract: More than 250,000 children go...[mehr]


13.03.2014

Blum, M., Colvin, C., McAtackney, L. and McLaughlin - Arbeitspapier: Can women count? Gender and numeracy in nineteenth-century Ireland

The frequency at which age data heap at round ages can be used to infer people’s ability to count. Földvári, Van Leeuwen and Van Leeuwen-Li (FVV) contend that gender specific trends in numeracy derived from age heaping in census...


23.01.2014

New Publication: The economic power of the Golden Rice opposition . Environment and Development Economics by Justus Wesseler & David Zilberman

The economic power of the Golden Rice Opposition   JUSTUS WESSELER Technische Universit¨at M¨unchen, Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan, Weihenstephaner Steig 22, 85354, Freising, Germany. Tel: +49 8161...[mehr]


09.11.2013

New publication: The Current Status of the Debate on Socio-Economic Regulatory Assessments: Positions and Policies in Canada, the US, the EU and Developing Countries Order a copy of this article by Stuart Smyth, Jose Falck-Zepeda, Justus Wesseler

Title: The Current Status of the Debate on Socio-Economic Regulatory Assessments: Positions and Policies in Canada, the US, the EU and Developing Countries In: World Review of Science, Technology and Sust. Development, Vol....[mehr]


11.10.2013

Publication: Matthias Blum: "War, food rationing, and socioeconomic inequality in Germany during the First World War" in The Economic History Review, Economic History Society, Volume 66, Issue 4 Pages 953 - 1229, November 2013

Please take a look on: The Economic History Review © Economic History Society Volume 66, Issue 4 Pages 953 - 1229, November 2013 War, food rationing, and socioeconomic inequality in Germany during the First World War...[mehr]


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07.06.2012 Artikel: David Zilberman, "Why labeling of GMOs is actually bad for people and the environment "

Professor of agriculture and resource economics, Berkeley, USA[mehr]


25.05.2012 Jahresbericht des Hans Eisenmann-Zentrums 2011

Jahresbericht des Hans Eisenmann-Zentrums Die Jahresberichte des Hans Eisenmann-Zentrums dokumentieren das Spektrum und die Intensität der universitären agrarwissenschaftlichen Forschung der Mitglieder...[mehr]


22.05.2012 Jahresbericht 2011 des Lehrstuhls Agrar- und Ernährungswirtschaft

Der gesamte Jahresbericht 2011 des Lehrstuhls Agrar- und Ernährungswirtschaft ist folgendem PDF zu entnehmen. [mehr]


20.04.2012 New Thesis Opportunities for Bachelor, Master & Phd Students - Chair group „Agricultural and Food Economics“ (Summer Term 2012)

Topics: 1.) Sustainable economic development in Germany in historical perspective (in English or German). 2.) A déjà-vu for Germany as a center for research and innovation: German and EU biotech policies and the dismissal...[mehr]


14.03.2012 Das KAITEKI Institute in Tokyo, Japan, hat Prof. Dr. Justus Wesseler in den wissenschaftlichen Beirat berufen.

Das KAITEKI Institute in Tokyo, Japan, hat Prof. Dr. Justus Wesseler in den wissenschaftlichen Beirat berufen. Das KAITEKI Institut, Inc. ist ein internationales Forschungsinstitut welches sich mit den globalen...[mehr]


15.02.2012 Am Institut für Landwirtschaftliche Betriebslehre der Universität Hohenheim, Fachgebiet Produk-tionstheorie und Ressourcenökonomik im Agrarbereich (410A), ist baldmöglichst eine Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterstelle zu besetzen

Am Institut für Landwirtschaftliche Betriebslehre der Universität Hohenheim, Fachgebiet Produk-tionstheorie und Ressourcenökonomik im Agrarbereich (410A), ist baldmöglichst eineWissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterstellein der...[mehr]


20.12.2011 Thesis Opportunities for Bachelor, Master & Phd Students - Chair group „Agricultural and Food Economics“ - please contact us

Climate change, declining harvests and the well-being of Europeans during the Little Ice Age (in English or German) (Research project, B.Sc. or M.Sc. thesis) History provides us with a unique natural climate experiment: during...[mehr]


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