Synopses & Reviews
Development driven land takings displace 20 million people per year worldwide. Those displaced are often not protected by formal land titles and records, and are vulnerable to a range of risks, particularly in the Global South. As the problems of displacement become ever more acute, this book provides a much-needed independent analysis of country frameworks for displacement.
In reviewing the trend for increasing infrastructure expenditure, and the gathering momentum for displacement to be addressed via country-level frameworks, this volume considers the ability of country standards to recognise and address the true costs of displacement for those in the path of development. Given recent legal and regulatory changes, and pronounced global variation in the capacity for country frameworks to address social costs, Risks and Responsibilities in Development Displacement and Resettlement asks to what extent international solutions are necessary.
Drawing together the perspectives of experienced practitioners and academics, this book will be of interest to those working on topical issues such as forced and voluntary migration, development displacement, refugees, human rights, displacement arising from disasters, and the impacts of environmental change.