Felix Haaß / Sabine Kurtenbach / Julia Strasheim

Fleeing the Peace? Determinants of Outward Migration after Civil War

GIGA Working Paper, No. 289, August 2016

Abstract
In countries where civil war has formally ended, not all refugees return. Nor does emigration come to a halt. Why? We argue that three specific features of post‐war situations explain the varying levels of outward migration: the quality of peace, the quality of political institutions, and the quality of economic livelihoods. We test our hypotheses using a mixed-method research design that combines a series of statistical models with evidence from two case studies, Nepal and El Salvador. Our findings suggest that, cross‐nationally, postwar violence and repression as well as exclusion from economic opportunities are the major drivers of outward migration after civil war. Complementary evidence from the two case studies shows that the effects of violence and of the lack of decent economic livelihoods on post‐war emigration are enhanced by insufficient or dysfunctional political reforms.

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Felix Haaß ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut in Freiburg und Doktorand am GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg. Er forscht unter anderem zur politischen Ökonomie von Entwicklungszusammenarbeit und Machtteilungsabkommen.

Prof. Dr. Sabine Kurtenbach

Komm. Direktorin des GIGA Instituts für Lateinamerika-Studien
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Prof. Dr. Sabine Kurtenbach ist Politikwissenschaftlerin, kommissarische Direktorin des GIGA Instituts für Lateinamerika-Studien und Honorarprofessorin an der Philipps-Universität Marburg. Sie forscht zu Frieden, Konflikten und Gewalt mit regionalem Schwerpunkt Lateinamerika, aber auch darüber hinaus.

Julia Strasheim ist Associate am GIGA und wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin der Bundeskanzler-Helmut-Schmidt-Stiftung.

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