The crisis of “development refugees” those forced to relocate not by wars or political conflicts but rather because of development policies, programs and projects is becoming increasingly prominent across the globe, as multilateral agencies, social movements and state authorities struggle to cope. While existing studies on development-induced displacement have focused on issues such as resettlement and compensation for those displaced by projects, our volume seeks to address displacement as a broader and more multi-layered phenomenon.
A series of illustrative case studies drawn from around the globe provide causal accounts of why and how displacement occurs, what its effects on communities, ecosystems, and economies look like, and the normative or ethical positions held by key actors involved. Contributors offer economic, political, and cultural analyses, as well as extensive ethnographic field research, to present a picture of displacement that illustrates the depth as well as the breadth of the issue.
By shedding light on this increasingly widespread global problem, Development’s Displacements makes an important contribution to the field of international development studies. This collection will be of interest to students and practitioners in political science, geography, environmental studies, sociology, and philosophy.
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About the Author
Peter Vandergeest is an associate professor of sociology and Director of the York Centre for Asian Research at York University. Pablo Idahosa is an associate professor in social sciences and Coordinator of the African Studies Program, York University. Pablo S. Bose is a lecturer in the International Development Studies Program at Trent University and a research associate with the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University.
Table of Contents
AcknowledgmentsIntroduction / Peter Vandergeest, Pablo Idahosa and Pablo Bose
Part 1: Displacement, Multinationals, and the State1. Who Defines Displacement? The Operation of the World Bank Involuntary Resettlement Policy in a Large Mining Project / David Szablowski2. Gendered Implications: Development-Induced Displacement in the Sudan / Amani El-Jack3. Uprooting Communities and Reconfiguring Rural Landscapes: Industrial Tree Plantations and Displacement in Sarawak, Malaysia and Eastern Thailand / Keith Barney
Part 2: Displacement and Neoliberalism4. Enforcement and/or Empowerment? Different displacements induced by neoliberal water policies in Thailand / Michelle Kooy5. Displacements in Neoliberal Land Reforms: Producing Tenure (In)Securities in Laos and Thailand / Peter Vandergeest6. Contested Territories: Development, Displacement and Social Movements in Colombia / Sheila Gruner7. Dams, Development and Displacement: The Narmada Valley Development Projects / Pablo S. Bose
Part 3: Conservation and Displacement8. Upon Whose terms? The Displacement of Afro-Descendant Communities in the Creation of Costa Rica’s National Park / Colette Murray9. Entanglements: Campesinos and Indigenous Tenure Insecurities on the Honduran North Coast / Sharlene Mollett
Conclusion / Peter Vandergeest, Pablo Idahosa, and Pablo S. BoseContributorsIndex