Call for Papers: International Conference on Development-Induced Displacement and Migration [March 3-4, Thiruvanthapuram]: Submit by Oct 15

The CDS invites papers for an international conference on Development-induced Displacement and Migration, Land Acquisition and Resettlement to be held in Thiruvanathapuram during 3-4, March 2016.

The aim of the conference is to provide a platform to academics, development practitioners and research scholars studying development-induced displacement to critically discuss, reflect and disseminate research on various topics on or related to the theme.

In various contexts and across regions, development projects have displaced urban, rural, indigenous and tribal populations from their lands without effectively addressing the adverse impacts to their livelihood.

This seminar is also organized to disseminate the findings of the ongoing IDRC project on Involuntary Resettlement: A Cross-country Study on Urban Inequality and Poverty.

Case-studies as well as papers with a focus on resettlement and proposed changes to the land acquisition policy and its consequences are welcome.

Papers facilitating a dialogue between disciplines and perspectives are encouraged. Submissions using different analytical methods such as quantitative and qualitative empirical methods, mixed methods, historical and theoretical analyses are also welcome.

Deadline (Abstracts): 15 October 2015.

Abstracts may be sent to:

A committee will evaluate the abstract and give priority to originality, analytical rigour and policy relevance. Authors will be notified by 15 November whether their abstract has been accepted.

Deadline (Papers): Authors whose abstracts have been accepted will be required to submit their full papers by 15 January 2015.

Funding for travel and accommodation will be provided to authors whose abstracts have been accepted and have also submitted full papers.

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