Mining-induced displacement and resettlement: a critical appraisal

Owen, John R. and Kemp, Deanna (2015) Mining-induced displacement and resettlement: a critical appraisal. Journal of Cleaner Production, 87 C: 478-488. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.09.087


Author Owen, John R.
Kemp, Deanna
Title Mining-induced displacement and resettlement: a critical appraisal
Journal name Journal of Cleaner Production   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0959-6526
Publication date 2015-01-15
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.09.087
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 87
Issue C
Start page 478
End page 488
Total pages 11
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Physical displacement, relocation and resettlement are widely acknowledged as posing enormous social risk. For over four decades, scholars, campaigners and project-affected people have sought to highlight the effects of development-induced displacement and resettlement (DIDR). Increasingly, the generic set of international standards that are used to manage cases of DIDR are being tested by the unique challenges posed by mining-induced displacement and resettlement (MIDR). In this article the authors provide a critical appraisal of current thinking and practice relating to MIDR. Findings indicate that MIDR is largely characterised by factors that occur in 'brownfield' project scenarios; even when the initial displacement commences in otherwise 'new' mining developments. The article identifies five critical and distinguishing factors associated with MIDR. These factors are explored in light of contemporary policy debates surrounding the mining industry, including 'consent', 'negotiated agreements' and overall effectiveness of existing social safeguards in regulating industry practice. These factors are explored in light of contemporary policy debates surrounding the mining industry, including 'consent', negotiated 'agreements' and overall effectiveness of existing social safeguards in regulating industry practice.
Keyword Resettlement
Risk
Displacement
Mining
Relocation
Social safeguards
Social impact
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 13 October 2014

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining Publications
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