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From Migration Research to Action

WELCOME || my name is Simon A. Peth and I am passionate about making development and migration research visible and relevant for decision makers as well as practitioners. On this site you can learn more about my work, follow my blog, and get in touch with me.

Migration should not be seen as stand-alone theme but it is a very important cross-cutting issue. Human mobility affects different aspects of our lives and is not only the big „migration crisis“ as it is often flagged in the recent public debate and by media. Migration has sometimes very subtle impacts but with very far-reaching negative but also positive consequences. This site features the following topics:

Drivers of Migration

Migration & Development

Labour Migration

Translocal Connectedness of Migrants and Non-Migrants

Outcomes of Migration

Integrating Migration into Development Work

Informed Decision-Making

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About Me

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Simon A. Peth

I am a migration and development expert with over 10 years of research and project experience.

I am a co-author of the Migration for Adaptation Guidebook and research associate at the Trans|Re Project which is based at the University of Bonn. My current research examines the role of international migration on social resilience for translocal family networks.

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Publications

Publications

Sterly, H, Etzold, B. & S. A. Peth (2019): Bangladesch – Beweggründe für Binnenmigration und translokale Lebensrealitäten , in: Geographische Rundschau 3/2019 (März), p. 18-23.

Peth, S. A. (2019): Vom Mensch zum Inputfaktor – Einblicke in das Leben der Arbeitsmigranten in Singapur, in Südostasien 1(2019).

Peth, S. A.; Sterly, H. & P. Sakdapolrak (2018): Between the village and the global city: the production and decay of translocal spaces of Thai migrant workers in Singapore. Mobilities, 13, DOI:10.1080/17450101.2018.1449785.

TransRe (2018): Migration for Adaptation. A Guidebook for Integrating Migration and Translocality into Community-Based Adaptaiton. Bonn

Sakdapolrak, P., Naruchaikosol, S., Ober, K., Peth, S. A., Porst, L., Rockenbauch, T., Tolo, V. (2016): Migration in a changing climate. Towards a translocal social resilience approach. DIE ERDE, 147(2), 81-94.

Peth, S. A. (2015): Migrationspfade und Arbeitsräume in Bangladesch – Translokale Lebenssicherung in einer sich wandelnden (Um)Welt, TransRe Working Paper No. 4, Department of Geography, University of Bonn, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1951.9840, Bonn.

Peth, S. A. & S. Birtel (2015): Translocal livelihoods and labor migration in Bangladesh – migration decisions in the context of multiple insecurities and a changing environment, In: Mallick, B. & Etzold, B. (Eds.): Environment, Migration and Adaptation. Evidence and Politics of Climate Change in Bangladesh. Dhaka: AHDPH. ISBN: 978-984-91037-9-0

Greiner, C., Peth, S. A. & P. Sakdapolrak (2015): Deciphering migration in the age of climate change – Towards an understanding of translocal relations in social-ecological systems. TransRe Working Paper No 2. Department of Geography, University of Bonn. Bonn. DOI: 10.13140/2.1.4402.9765

Hornung, M. & S. A. Peth (2014): Alltag im Hier und Dort – Heiratsmigration und translokale Verflechtungen zwischen Thailand und Deutschland, in Südostasien 4(2014).

Steinbrink, M & S. A. Peth (2014): Hier, dort und dazwischen – Translokale Livelihoods in Südafrika, in: Geographische Rundschau 66(11), S.32-38.

 Peth, S. A. (2012): Migrationspfade und Arbeitsräume in Bangladesch – Translokale Lebenssicherung in einer sich wandelnden (Um)Welt, unpublished diploma thesis, Bonn, University of Bonn. (→ forthcoming)

Tröger et al. (2011): Failing Seasons, Ailing Societies – Climate Change and the Meaning of Adaptation in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa.


Presentations

Peth, S. A. (2018): Transnational Labour Migration and Lost Remittances in South East Asia: Thai Migrant Workers Returning Home, Rural Futures Southeast Asia Conference – ruralSEA, Bangkok, 01.-02.08.2018.

Peth, S. A. (2017): Strukturelle Segregation und Translokalität thailändischer Arbeitsmigranten in Singapur, Congress: DKG 2017 – Geographentag, Tübingen, 30.09.-05.10.2017.

Peth, S. A. (2017): „Good (wo)men take care“. The gendered mobility and translocal embeddedness of migrants in-between Thailand and Germany, Conference: EuroSEAS 2017, Oxford, 16-18.08.2017.

Peth, S. A. (2017): Strukturelle Segregation und die Vergänglichkeit translokaler Orte Thailändischer Arbeitsmigranten in der Global City Singapur, Conference: AK Geogr. Stadtforschung im Entwicklungskontext, Cologne, 08-09.07.2017.

Peth, S. A. (2016): Living between the village and the global city: Translocal connections and social resilience of Thai migrant workers in Singapore, Workshop: Connecting the Dots, Bonn, 29.09.2016.

Peth, S. A. (2013): Lost in space and fluidity? Gedanken zu den Herausforderungen translokaler Geographien, Workshop: Grundfragen geographischen Arbeitens, Bayreuth, 22.11.2013.

Peth, S. A. (2013): Migration in the age of Climate Change: Moving beyond the geo-determinist agenda, Workshop: Denaturalizing climate change: migration, mobilities and space, Bremen, 01.11.2013

Peth, S. A. (2013): Arbeit im System: Migration und translokale Lebenssicherung in Bangladesch, Deutscher Geographentag 2013, Passau, 22.11.2013.

Peth, S. A. (2013): Doppelt sesshaft oder völlig losgelöst? Arbeitsmigration, Translokalität und soziale Einbettung im ländlichen Bangladesch, Deutscher Geographentag 2013, Passau, 22.11.2013.


Blogs

Peth, S. A. (2018) “We are trained like soldiers” The inhumane mechanisms of international labor migration and its impact on translocal connectedness. Blog: Connecting the spots – Notes on migration and environment from a geographical perspective, May. 2018.

Peth, S. A. (2016) “I will never return.” The drudgery of Thai farm workers in Israel Blog: Connecting the spots – Notes on migration and environment from a geographical perspective, Dec. 2016.

Peth, S. A. (2016): New connectedness of people on the move, Blog: Migration Systems, Aug. 2016.

Peth, S. A.(2015) Bangladesh: Prime Example of Climate Migration? Blog: Connecting the spots – Notes on migration and environment from a geographical perspective, Oct. 2015.

Peth, S. A.(2015) „I call several times per day.“ How new communication tools shape the connectedness of people on the move. , Blog: Connecting the spots – Notes on migration and environment from a geographical perspective, Jul. 2015.

Peth, S. A.(2015) From Science to Action, through Co-Production of Knowledge [VIDEO BLOG], Blog: Connecting the spots – Notes on migration and environment from a geographical perspective, May 2015.

Peth, S. A.(2015) Are we all translocal now? Blog: Connecting the spots – Notes on migration and environment from a geographical perspective, Feb. 2015.

Peth, S. A.(2014) What is translocality? A refined understanding of place and space in a globalized world, Blog: Connecting the spots – Notes on migration and environment from a geographical perspective, Nov. 2014.


Film & Multimedia

Peth, S. A. (2018) Background Video on the Migration for Adaptation Guidebook (A Production for the TransRe Project and the Raks Thai Foundation / CARE)

Peth, S. A. (2016) Climate Change, Migration and Resilience in Thailand (short video on the Trans|Re Research Project)

Peth, S. A. & C. Sefrin (2010-2011) Grenzgänger – Ein Weg durch Äthiopien, Sudan und Ägypten (Live-Multivisionsvortrag)

 

Peth, S. A. & C. Sefrin (2008) Wax and Gold – Äthiopien ein Land auf dem Weg in die Zukunft.

Connect

I am very open to discuss with you about all different topics and projects around migration and development issues. Feel free to contact me (peth@posteo.de).

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