Internal Displacement in South Asia: The Relevance of the UN's Guiding Principles

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Paula Banerjee, Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury, Samir Kumar Das
SAGE Publications India, 07.01.2005 - 370 Seiten
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This book deals with the situation of internally displaced people - those who have been forcibly displaced by natural disasters or development projects.

Each chapter is a case study authored by specialists from seven countries - India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mayanmar and Afghanistan. The latter two countries have been included for their shared ethnic continuities with people of the neighbouring countries. The authors provide recommendations on how to minimize the insecurity of the displaced, as well as suggesting early warning systems as preventive measures to forestall displacement at the outset.

 

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Inhalt

Foreword
6
Acknowledgements
11
Introduction
13
The Long Way Home
30
Development and Disaster
62
Homelessness at Home
113
Nobodys People in NoMansLand
144
Displaced and Dispossessed
175
A Problem Unprepared For
237
A Profile of Vulnerability
261
Women IDPs in South Asia
280
Epilogue
316
Appendix
335
Notes on Editors and Contributors
347
Index
349
Urheberrecht

Escape to Ordeal
213

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Paula Banerjee specializes in issues of border and borderlands in South Asia. She has published extensively on issues of gender, forced migration and peace politics. Her recent publications include a volume entitled Borders, Histories, Existences: Gender and Beyond (2010). S he has edited a volume entitled Women in Peace Politics (2008) and co-edited books on Internal Displacement in South Asia (2005), Autonomy beyond Kant and Hermeneutics (2007) and Marginalities and Justice (2009). S he has been working on themes related to women, borders and democracy in South Asia, and has published extensively in journals such as International Studies and Canadian Women's Studies on issues such as histories of borders and women in conflict situations. S he was the former Head of the Department in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Calcutta, and is currently Associate Professor in the same Department. She is also the Vice President of International Association for Study of Forced Migration.

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