Migration in Britain

Migration in Britain

Paradoxes of the Present, Prospects for the Future

Tony Fielding

Migration in Britain takes a fresh look at the patterns of migration at both the regional and local levels and develops new theoretical frameworks and novel methods to explain these patterns. It anticipates British society and its internal migration flows fifty years hence in the absence of climate change, and comes to judgments about how and in what ways these migration flows might be affected by climate change.

Introduction

Tony Fielding

Subjects: development studies, migration, geography, human geography, politics and public policy, migration, social policy and sociology, comparative social policy, migration, urban and regional studies, migration

Extract

This book is divided into three parts. The first is highly empirical and describes what we know about contemporary internal migration flows in the UK. The second is analytical and largely focuses on the forces shaping internal migration flows in the UK at present and in the recent past; it includes, however, a final chapter that is theoretical and highly speculative and imagines the future trends in internal migration flows in the absence of environmental change. The third, also highly speculative, considers the impact that environmental change might have on these flows. vii FIELDING PRINT.indd vii 25/04/2012 13:35 FIELDING PRINT.indd viii 25/04/2012 13:35