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The College of Wooster

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Spring 2023

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Tunisia and Italy: Politics and Religious Integration in the Mediterranean


How does water scarcity and limited water access impact internal migration? I argue that water scarcity and limited access to water is likely to increase internal migration in Tunisia. The mechanism through which I will investigate this relationship is in the agricultural sector. In this research, I found that water scarcity does exist in Tunisia and that scarcity impacts the economy, employment, and perceptions of rural areas in Tunisia. This, in turn, likely contributes to internal migration, although my research could not conclude whether water scarcity acts a causative factor to internal migration. This topic has become more prevalent than ever to study since climate change is altering rainfall and weather patterns and will likely contribute to the ongoing immigration crisis around the globe.


African Studies | Climate | Environmental Studies | Migration Studies | Water Resource Management


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