Climate-Migration: A Security Analysis within the Context of Green Theory

18/02/2021
ULUSLARARASI ILISKILER, VOLUME 17, NUMBER 68, 2020

Tayyar ARI* and Fatih Bilal GOKPINAR**

ABSTRACT
This study aims to discuss climate migration as a relatively new global issue with various dimensions and to widen the current perspective within global politics to be more inclusive and ecocentric. This study argues that traditional international relations theories and practices are ineffective in discussing and analyzing climate migration as a new global security problem. After a discussion of the conceptual problems, the traditional paradigms of international relations, their policy implications, and the traditional actors will be identified as the primary sources of this problems. Finally, we will conclude that the application of an ecocentric perspective, with holistic characteristics, will provide a better understanding of the current problems.

Keywords: Climate Migration, Green Theory, Security, Climate Change, Green Security

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* Prof. Dr., Bursa Uludag University, Department of International Relations, Bursa
** PhD Student, Bursa Uludag University, Department of International Relations, Bursa