How environmentally induced displacement is perceived in the Global North ? Empirical evidence from Italy following Sarno and Cerzeto landslides

Abstract : This research investigates how the environmentally induced displacement phenomenon is perceived in the Global North on the basis of the evidence gathered in in two Italian catatsrophes. An analysis on the environmental resources management and the vulnerability in Italy has been associated with a study over media coverage, political discourses and personal experiences about environmentally induced displacements following the two landslides in Sarno (1998) and Cerzeto (2005), highlighting the limits of the use of this concept. Moreover, this research illustrated how, contrarily to the current debate, the phenomenon is likely to occur both in the Global North and Global South contexts. The theoretical, political and media discourses and representations seem to be, in fact, mostly focused on specific geographical areas of the Global South. The motivations behind these different descriptions and narratives on the same concept are investigated, through geographical and political science tools. The findings of this research reveal a political agenda exploiting the debate to reinforce the power unbalance within the Global North and between the Global North and the Global South.
Document type :
Theses
Complete list of metadatas

https://tel.archives-ouvertes.fr/tel-01064675
Contributor : Gilles Dubus <>
Submitted on : Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 6:44:19 PM
Last modification on : Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 1:30:09 PM
Long-term archiving on : Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11:55:13 AM

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : tel-01064675, version 1

Collections

Citation

Eleonora Guadagno. How environmentally induced displacement is perceived in the Global North ? Empirical evidence from Italy following Sarno and Cerzeto landslides. Geography. Université de Poitiers, 2014. English. ⟨tel-01064675⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

657

Files downloads

1488