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What’s the Problem of ‘Climate Migration’ Represented to be? A Discourse Analysis of Policies in Bangladesh

Feng, Shangchanhui LU (2017) SIMV29 20171
Department of Political Science
Graduate School
Abstract
This thesis aims to understand the discourses of ‘climate migration’ represented in the policies of Bangladesh, based on the conceptual framework created by existing discursive debate on ‘climate migration’ and migration theories. With the guidance of ‘What’s the problem represented to be?’ (WPR) approach proposed by Bacchi (2009), six national policies of Bangladesh are selected and a full- dimensional analysis on their political discourses is made, answering the research question: how is ‘climate migration’ problematised in the policies of Bangladesh? The analysis has shown that the problem representation of ‘climate migration’ is not homogenous but conflicting and changing, which is politically rational considering its discursive... (More)
This thesis aims to understand the discourses of ‘climate migration’ represented in the policies of Bangladesh, based on the conceptual framework created by existing discursive debate on ‘climate migration’ and migration theories. With the guidance of ‘What’s the problem represented to be?’ (WPR) approach proposed by Bacchi (2009), six national policies of Bangladesh are selected and a full- dimensional analysis on their political discourses is made, answering the research question: how is ‘climate migration’ problematised in the policies of Bangladesh? The analysis has shown that the problem representation of ‘climate migration’ is not homogenous but conflicting and changing, which is politically rational considering its discursive effects. But based on these conflicts and tensions identified in the discourses, other alternative discourses can be suggested. (Less)
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author
Feng, Shangchanhui LU
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course
SIMV29 20171
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
WPR approach, discourse, Bangladesh, migration, climate change, climate migration
language
English
id
8924527
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2017-11-16 11:58:48
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  abstract     = {This thesis aims to understand the discourses of ‘climate migration’ represented in the policies of Bangladesh, based on the conceptual framework created by existing discursive debate on ‘climate migration’ and migration theories. With the guidance of ‘What’s the problem represented to be?’ (WPR) approach proposed by Bacchi (2009), six national policies of Bangladesh are selected and a full- dimensional analysis on their political discourses is made, answering the research question: how is ‘climate migration’ problematised in the policies of Bangladesh? The analysis has shown that the problem representation of ‘climate migration’ is not homogenous but conflicting and changing, which is politically rational considering its discursive effects. But based on these conflicts and tensions identified in the discourses, other alternative discourses can be suggested.},
  author       = {Feng, Shangchanhui},
  keyword      = {WPR approach,discourse,Bangladesh,migration,climate change,climate migration},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {What’s the Problem of ‘Climate Migration’ Represented to be? A Discourse Analysis of Policies in Bangladesh},
  year         = {2017},
}