Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement:

Causes, Consequences, and Socio-Legal Context

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Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement:
Causes, Consequences, and Socio-Legal Context

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About the book


This book explores the issue of development-induced resettlement, with a particular emphasis on the humanitarian, legal, and social aspects of this problem. Today, so-called development-induced displacement and resettlement' (DIDR) is one of the dominant causes of internal spatial mobility worldwide. Each year over 15 million people are forced to abandon their homes to make space for economic development infrastructure. The construction of dams and irrigation projects, the expansion of communication networks, urbanization and re-urbanization, the extraction and transportation of mineral resources, forced evictions in urban areas, and population redistribution schemes count among the many possible causes. Terminski aims to present the issue of development-caused displacement as a highly diverse, global social problem occurring in all regions of the world. As a human rights issue it poses a challenge to public international law and to institutions providing humanitarian assistance. A significant part of this book is devoted to the current dynamics of development-caused resettlement in Europe, which has been neglected in the academic literature so far.
The author

About the author

Bogumil Terminski is a specialist in international human rights law and the social dimension of migration. His latest publications include 'International Protection of Migrant Workers' Rights: Origins, Institutions and Impact' (Warsaw University Press, 2011), 'Development-Induced Displacement: The Youngest Category of Internal Displacement' (Losgraf Academic Publishers, 2012), 'Les Migrations, les Réfugiés, les Droits de l'Homme' (UNHCR, 2011), and 'Environmentally-Induced Displacement: Theoretical Frameworks and Current Challenges' (Université de Liège, 2012). He is the author of several books and more than sixty-five peer-reviewed publications on public international law, environmentally-induced displacement and development-induced displacement, international protection of migrant workers, international refugee law, environmental law, social policy, and public health. He is a member of the editorial boards of several academic journals dealing with international human rights law, migration studies, environmental law, public health, and social issues.
Additional Information

Additional Information

Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Author Bogumil Terminski
Number of pages 612
Language English
Publication date May 1, 2015
Weight (kg) 0.5550
ISBN-13 9783838206936