In recent years a substantial volume of work has used a human security perspective to explore international migration. This paper reviews, synthesises and extends that work. It first characterises distinctive elements of human security analysis, under two headings: its equity dimensions, including a focus on all persons and on their basic needs, and its explanatory dimensions, including a stress on interconnections, also on a world-scale, and on the consequent intersections, opportunities and risks. The paper then identifies a series of contributions in migration studies: in descriptive and explanatory work and in policy analysis. Besides highlighting contributions, it looks at possible weaknesses and at relationships with sister streams of work, including livelihoods studies, well-being research, capability theory, and gender studies. While nearly all the various contributions from human security analysis can also be gained from one or more other streams of work, the human security framework provides a powerful and motivated synthesis, plus some useful distinctive elements, including the important theme of common security.
|Number of pages||45|
|Journal||Revista de Migración y Desarrollo|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
Bibliographical noteIn English: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/310318713_Investigating_Migration_within_a_Human_Security_Framework
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