Dilemmas of development induced displacement
One of the social costs of development is that dams, roads, ports, railways, mines and logging displace people. In all cases displacement raises important ethical questions. What is owed to people who are displaced? Under what conditions can development that includes displacement be justified? What kind of ethical analysis can provide justification for displacement-inducing development? The six articles in the feature section attempt to address these questions; also included is a literature review relating to development-induced displacement and resettlement. This issue also includes six general articles focusing on subjects such as Brazil’s Refugee Act, separated children seeking asylum, Angolan IDPs, and trafficking and smuggling.
Dilemmas of development-induced displacement
Development, displacement and ethics
Improving outcomes in development-induced displacement and resettlement projects compiled
Chris de Wet
Policies and practice in Three Gorges resettlement: a field account
Shawn Steil and Duan Yuefang
Creating poverty: the flawed economic logic of the World Bank’s revised involuntary resettlement policy
Theodore E Downing
Development-induced displacement: internal affair or international human rights issue?
Towards a right to security of place
Dignified village life for the displaced
Ghassem Fardanesh and Bryan Walker
Trafficking, smuggling and human rights: tricks and treaties
Angolan IDPs resolving conflicts
Social work with unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people
Separated children seeking asylum: the most vulnerable of all
Brazil’s Refugee Act: model refugee law for Latin America?
José H Fischel de Andrade and Adriana Marcolini