books of the month newgen books for YA readers
Search our site
Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner Read the opening extract of the brand new Susie Steiner book before its publication on 05/04/2018

Development's Displacements Economies, Ecologies, and Cultures at Risk by Peter Vandergeest

Development's Displacements Economies, Ecologies, and Cultures at Risk


Development's Displacements Economies, Ecologies, and Cultures at Risk by Peter Vandergeest

As multilateral agencies, social movements, and state authorities worldwide struggle to cope with the effects of large-scale development projects, such as dam building, mining, oil extraction, forest plantations, and nature conservation, the problem of displacement remains unresolved. The crisis of development refugees -- those forced to relocate not by wars or political conflicts but rather because of development policies, programs, and projects - is becoming increasingly prevalent across the globe. While existing studies on development-induced displacement have focused on issues such as resettlement and compensation for those displaced, this volume seeks to address displacement as a broad and multilayered phenomenon. A series of illustrative case studies drawn from around the globe provide causal accounts of why and how displacement occurs, what its effects on communities, ecosystems, and economies look like, and the normative or ethical positions held by key actors involved. Contributors offer economic, political, and cultural analyses, as well as extensive ethnographic field research, to present a picture of displacement that illustrates the depth and the breadth of the issue.

About the Author

Peter Vandergeest is an associate professor of sociology and director of the York Centre for Asian Research at York University. Pablo Idahosa is an associate professor in social sciences and coordinator of the African Studies Program at York University. Pablo S. Bose is a Henderson and SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Vermont and a research associate with the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

1st July 2007


Peter Vandergeest

More books by Peter Vandergeest
Author 'Like for Like'


University of British Columbia Press


288 pages


Development studies
Development economics & emerging economies
Cultural studies



Lovereading tells me about new books before they hit the shelves, lets me find other authors I may like and has great prize draws!

Sheila Dale

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth

My horizons have been broadened by some of the books I have been lucky to review and I expect it to be no different in the future.

Daran Bellingham

What can I say, the clue is in the title Lovereading - and awesome books.

Sarah Davis

I love that Lovereading handpicks very special debut reads.

Magda North

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

It's the first site that I visit when deciding on the next set of books to buy. A particular treat is being able to download an extract.

Tessa Olson

Lovereading helps me decide what real people read.

Kerry Bridges