This series is concerned with the complex global issue of forced migration, from its causes and resulting implications to potential responses and solutions. With the numbers of forcibly displaced people around the world hitting record levels in recent years, including refugees, internally displaced persons and asylum seekers, this is an issue that affects not only those communities and countries that people are fleeing from, but also those they are fleeing to.
The series will explore the various mechanisms by which people undergo forced movement, such as war, conflict, environmental disaster, development projects, persecution, ecological degradation, famine, human trafficking and ethnic cleansing. It also seeks to promote a fuller understanding of the implications of forced displacement and how scholars, policy-makers, NGO advocates and those working in the field can collectively develop adequate responses.
To submit proposals, please contact the Editor, Helena Hurd ([email protected]).
Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement in Vietnam Exploring the State – People Nexus
Climate Change, Disasters, and Internal Displacement in Asia and the Pacific A Human Rights-Based Approach
By Susanna Price, Jay Drydyk
December 01, 2023
Should local people lose out as new reservoirs, mines, plantations, or superhighways displace them from their homes? What if the process of resettlement were made accountable to those impacted, empowering them to achieve just outcomes and to share in the benefits of development projects? This book ...
By Mohammad Zaman, Reshmy Nair, Shi Guoqing
September 25, 2023
This book examines land acquisition and resettlement experience in Asian countries, where nearly two-thirds of the world’s development-induced displacement currently takes place. Faced with the complexity of balancing legal frameworks and resettlement needs, along with increasing demands for ...
By Nguyen Quy Nghi, Jane Singer
September 29, 2022
This book explores the complex legal, cultural, economic and human rights issues associated with development-induced displacement and resettlement (DIDR) in Vietnam. As in many parts of the world, urban expansion and large-scale infrastructure projects in Vietnam often rely on forced land ...
By Cherie C. Enns, Willibard J. Kombe
September 01, 2022
Focusing on the intersection of spatial justice, child rights, and planning policy, this book investigates the challenges of resettlement in East Africa, where half of those displaced are children. The challenges created by displacement and resettlement are often considered from an adult-centric ...
By Matthew Scott, Albert Salamanca
May 30, 2022
This book examines how states in eight countries across Asia and the Pacific address internal displacement in the context of disasters and climate change. The Asia and the Pacific region accounts for the majority of global disaster-related displacement, but the experience of the millions of ...
By Anna Lise Purkey
December 05, 2019
This book investigates how effective human rights and the inherent dignity of refugees can be secured in situations of protracted exile and encampment. The book deploys an innovative human rights-based capabilities approach to address fundamental questions relating to law, power, governance, ...
By Scott Leckie, Chris Huggins
April 27, 2017
Climate change, sometimes thought of as a problem for the future, is already impacting people’s lives around the world: families are losing their homes, lands and livelihoods as a result of sea level rise, increased frequency and intensity of storms, drought and other phenomena. Following several ...
By Susanna Price, Jane Singer
April 11, 2017
Displacements in the Asia Pacific region are escalating. The region has for decades experienced more than half of the world’s natural disasters and, in recent years, a disproportionately high share of extreme weather-related disasters, which displaced 19 million people in 2013 alone. This volume ...
By Irge Satiroglu, Narae Choi
January 27, 2017
Every year millions of people are displaced from their homes, livelihoods and communities due to land-based development projects. There is no limit to what can be called a ‘development project’. They can range from small-scale infrastructure or mining projects to mega hydropower plants; can be ...
By Scott Leckie
July 27, 2016
The threat of climate displacement looms large over a growing number of countries. Based on the more than six years of work by Displacement Solutions in ten climate-affected countries, academic work on displacement and climate adaptation, and the country-level efforts of civil society groups in ...
By Ryo Fujikura, Mikiyasu Nakayama
June 23, 2015
Hydropower generation by construction of large dams attracts considerable attention as a feasible renewable energy source to meet the power demand in Asian cities. However, large development projects cause involuntary resettlement. Of the world’s forty to eighty million resettlers, many resettlers ...