The development of road and rail infrastructure, urbanization, construction of dams and irrigation projects, deforestation and resource extraction, development of agriculture, conservation of nature and population redistribution schemes. DIDR is currently one of the dominant categories of forced displacement worldwide. The book pays attention to the examples of development-caused resettlement in various parts of the world.
The following book explores the complex relationships between immigrant, expatriate or diasporic communities and development in their ancestral ‘homelands’ by focusing on the issue of displacement globally. The book, besides identifying the impact of forced resettlement on the social structure, values, beliefs, customs, and cultural existential condition, also analyses some specific problems like marginalization, increased morbidity and mortality, food insecurity and loss of access to common property resources.
The interdisciplinary nature of the book may be of interest for both academics (geographers, ethnographers, sociologists, political scientists, environmentalists and experts in the field of human rights) and all readers who want to understand the social consequences of contemporary economic development.