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Displacement and Power: To what extent is development-induced displacement a consequence of uneven power relationships and how do ADB safeguard policies attempt to redress the negative implications?

Essack, Gabriel (2014) Displacement and Power: To what extent is development-induced displacement a consequence of uneven power relationships and how do ADB safeguard policies attempt to redress the negative implications? Masters by Coursework thesis, Murdoch University.

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Abstract

This research study is about the impact of development-induced displacement on poor people who are usually displaced due to unequal power relations, usually the consequence of the State’s modernisation and development agenda. Two case studies, one from Pakistan and the other from Cambodia are examined in the light of the post-development debate, gender inequality, structural violence, and social disarticulation within the Asian Development Bank’s resettlement framework. This research argues that involuntary forced eviction is based on unequal power relationships between the State and project affected people as most of the displaced are usually marginalised people who are already devoid of social, political, and economic power in society.

Publication Type: Thesis (Masters by Coursework)
Murdoch Affiliation: Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs
Notes: SWM6171 Supervised Research Thesis
Supervisor: Spencer, Rochelle
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/28260
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