Title: Development and Dispossession: The Crisis of Forced Displacement and Resettlement

Edited:  Anthony Oliver-Smith

Featuring many INDR authors:  Michael Cernea, Dana Clark, Theodore Downing, Carmen Garcia-Downing, Barbara Rose Johnston, Dolores Koenig, Thayer Scudder

More people were involuntarily displaced in the twentieth century than ever before, and not only by war and natural disasters. Capital-intensive, high-technology, large-scale projects compel the displacement and resettlement of an estimated 15 million people every year in the process of converting farmlands, fishing grounds, forests, and homes into reservoirs, irrigation systems, mines, plantations, colonization projects, highways, urban renewal zones, industrial complexes, and tourist resorts. Aimed at generating economic growth and strengthening the region or nation, these projects have all too often left local people permanently displaced, disempowered, and destitute. Resettlement has been so poorly planned, financed, implemented, and administered that these projects end up being “development disasters.” Because there can be no return to land submerged under a dam-created lake or to a neighborhood buried under a stadium or throughway, the solutions devised to meet the needs of people displaced by development must be durable. The contributors to this volume analyze the failures of existing resettlement policies and propose just such durable solutions.

Chapter 1 Excerpt

ISBN: 978-1-934691-08-3; 9781934691083; 1-934691-08-9; 1934691089

Figures and Tables Acknowledgments
1.    Introduction: Development-Forced Displacement and Resettlement: A Global Human Rights Crisis Anthony Oliver-Smith
2.    Resettlement Theory and the Kariba Case: An Anthropology of Resettlement Thayer Scudder
3.    Financing for Development: Benefit-Sharing Mechanisms in Population Resettlement Michael M. Cernea
4.    Does Development Displace Ethics? The Challenge of Forced Resettlement Chris de Wet
5.    Health Consequences of Dam Construction and Involuntary Resettlement Satish Kedia
6.    Urban Relocation and Resettlement: Distinctive Problems, Distinctive Opportunities Dolores Koenig
7.    Evicted from Eden: Conservation and the Displacement of Indigenous and Traditional Peoples Anthony Oliver-Smith
8.    Local Displacement, Global Activism: DFDR and Transnational Advocacy William F. Fisher
9.    Power to the People: Moving towards a Rights-Respecting Resettlement Framework Dana Clark
10.    Development Disaster, Reparations, and the Right to Remedy: The Case of the Chixoy Dam, Guatemala Barbara Rose Johnston
11.    Routine and Dissonant Cultures: A Theory about the Psycho-socio-cultural Disruptions of Involuntary Displacement and Ways to Mitigate Them without Inflicting Even More Damage 225 Theodore E. Downing and Carmen Garcia-Downing
12.    Family Resemblances between Disasters and Development-Forced Displacement: Hurricane Katrina as a Comparative Case Study Gregory V. Button Declaration on Disaster Recovery References Index

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