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Displacement by Development


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Acknowledgements; List of tables; 1. Introduction; Part I. Fundamentals: 2. Problems of polarization; 3. Defining displacement by and for development; Part II. From Cost-Benefit Analysis to Ethics: 4. Development planning, cost-benefit analysis, and displacement; 5. Guidelines and rights; 6. The development ethics framework; Part III. From Values to Responsibilities: 7. Ethical outcomes; 8. Ethical procedures; 9. Agents, harms, and responsibilities; 10. International responsibilities and rights regarding displacement; Part IV. Realizing Responsibilities: 11. Narmada revisited; 12. Starting points and future directions; Bibliography.

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Identifies ethical issues raised in displacing people through development, and how an allocation of responsibilities aids compensation and environmental stability.

About the Author

Peter Penz is Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Environmental Studies and former Director of the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University. His publications include Consumer Sovereignty and Human Interests (Cambridge University Press, 1986) and Political Ecology: Global and Local (co-editor, 1998). Jay Drydyk is Professor of Philosophy at Carleton University, President of the International Development Ethics Association, and Fellow of the Human Development and Capability Association. With Peter Penz he co-edited Global Justice, Global Democracy (1997). More recently he has written on empowerment, democracy and intercultural justification of human rights. Pablo Bose is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Vermont. He is currently undertaking a research project with community organizations and service providers on transportation, mobility and access issues for refugees resettled in North America, from the perspective of environmental justice.


"...It is without doubt that this book offers an excellent presentation on the background of the issue of displacement by development.... Students and researchers will find this book as an essential reading material on the issue of displacement by development. As this book is the result of two research projects by the authors, they base their arguments on a plethora of sources from social sciences, humanities, law to economics, indicating their wealth of knowledge on the topic. The bibliography list alone is impressive and the book stands as an indispensable resource on this issue." --Masa Kovic-Dine, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS)

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