TransRe Releases First Working Paper
Building resilience through translocality
In the first TransRe Working Paper, “Building resilience through translocality – Climate change, migration and social resilience of rural communities in Thailand,” Patrick Sakdapolrak, principal investigator and project leader, sheds light on the thought process and dynamics behind the TransRe Project. The author points out: “Migration is connecting people, transforming places, and facilitating flows of knowledge and resources, and thus creating networked and interconnected translocal spaces. Through this intensifying translocal connectedness, the ability of households and communities to respond to climatic risks and sustain their livelihoods and well-being – that is, their social resilience – has the potential to be strengthened”.
About the Working Paper Series:
The aim of the TransRe Working Paper Series is to disseminate our most up to date research, stimulate discussion, and provoke feedback. There are four different types of working papers: #Concepts - which analyzes more general or theoretical issues; #Thesis - which will present thesis work including excellent bachelor and master thesis; #Evidence - which will introduce more empirical information, and #Methods - which explores ways in which to operationalize complex issues on the environment and migration.
Coming next | ISSUE No 2:
Deciphering migration in the age of climate change. Towards an understanding of translocal relations in socialecological systems
by Dr. Clemens Greiner; Simon A. Peth; and Dr. Patrick Sakdapolrak