During the last few decades we have seen a rapid growth in the body of
literature on climate-induced human mobility or environmental migration. Meanwhile, in-depth
people-centred studies investigating people’s (im)mobility decision-making as a highly complex and
sociopsychological process are scarce. This is problematic as human decision-making behaviour and
responses—including their success or failure—closely align with people’s wellbeing status. In this
article, elaborations around why these under-representations of research narratives and existing
methods will guide us towards a solution. The article proposes a conceptual model to help fill this gap
that is inspired by Michel Foucault’s power and knowledge relationship and discursive subjectivities.
The conceptual idea introduced by the article offers as a replicable approach and potential way
forward that can support widening empirical research in the area of climate-induced (im)mobility
decision-making and wellbeing.
Read the full article here.