Migration, Risk, and Uncertainty
Routledge – 2014 – 160 pages
Migration is one of the driving forces of economic and social change in the modern world. It is both informed by risk and a generator of risk, whether for individuals, households, communities or societies. Although the relationship between migration and risk is widely acknowledged, it has long been neglected in academic research, with a few exceptions such as household diversification strategies. Instead, risk is assumed to be implicit in economic or social models, rather than being explicitly theorised or analysed. This book represents the first major review of these key relationships. It draws on a wide range of theories - from economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology and geography - and an equally broad range of empirical material, to provide a highly original overview.
Part I The Individual Migrant and Risk
1. Risk, Uncertainty and Migration Decision Making: Behavioural Perspectives
2. Migration Decision Making under Conditions of Risk and Uncertainty
3. Migration as Complex Decision Making
4. Household Strategies, Risk Diversification, and Migration
5. Migration, Culture and Identities
6. The role of Intermediaries in ‘Mediating’ Risk
Part II Society and Risk
7. Migration and the Risk Society
8. Migration Discourses in the Face of Risk
9. Modern States, Migration and Risk Management
10.Risk and Mobility: Looking Forward and Looking Backwards
Allan Williams is currently Professor of Tourism and Mobility Studies in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Surrey. Vladimir Baláž is a research professor in the Institute for Forecasting and the Slovak Academy of Science.