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Navigating Gender-Inclusive Resettlement

Navigating Gender-Inclusive Resettlement

The Experience of the Song Bung 4 Hydropower Project in Viet Nam

  • Author: Asian Development Bank
  • Publisher: Asian Development Bank
  • ISBN: 9292548182
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 62
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This case study report describes the comprehensive approach to gender inclusiveness resettlement in the Song Bung 4 Hydropower Project in a remote mountainous region of Quang Nam Province, Viet Nam. Based on discussions with people in affected villages, the report illustrates how the project is promoting women's empowerment through participatory approaches and is bringing emerging gender benefits to ethnic minority communities that were previously isolated from economic and social development. In so doing, it offers good practice and lessons learned for other large infrastructure projects in Viet Nam and the wider region where resettlement is unavoidable.

Facilitating the Resettlement and Rights of Climate Refugees

Facilitating the Resettlement and Rights of Climate Refugees

An Argument for Developing Existing Principles and Practices

  • Author: Avidan Kent,Simon Behrman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351175688
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 190
  • View: 5963
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One of the most significant impacts of climate change is migration. Yet, to date, climate-induced migrants are falling within what has been defined by some as a ‘protection gap’. This book addresses this issue, first by identifying precisely where the gap exists, by reviewing the relevant legal tools that are available for those who are currently, and who will in the future be displaced because of climate change. The authors then address the relevant actors; the identity of those deserving protection (displaced individuals), as well as other bearers of rights (migration-hosting states) and obligations (polluting states). The authors also address head-on the contentious topic of definitions, concluding with the provocative assertion that the term ‘climate refugees’ is indeed correct and should be relied upon.? The second part of the book looks to the future by advocating specific legal and institutional pathways. Notably, the authors support the use of international environmental law as the most adequate and suitable regime for the regulation of climate refugees. With respect to the role of institutions, the authors propose a model of ‘cross-governance’, through which a more inclusive and multi-faceted protection regime could be achieved. Addressing the regulation of climate refugees through a unique collaboration between a refugee lawyer and an environmental lawyer, this book will be of great interest to scholars and professionals in fields including international law, environmental studies, refugee studies and international relations.

Navigating Social Exclusion and Inclusion in Contemporary India and Beyond

Navigating Social Exclusion and Inclusion in Contemporary India and Beyond

Structures, Agents, Practices

  • Author: Uwe Skoda,Kenneth Bo Nielsen,Marianne Qvortrup Fibiger
  • Publisher: Anthem Press
  • ISBN: 0857283227
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 238
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‘Navigating Social Exclusion and Inclusion in Contemporary India and Beyond’ contains a collection of lucid, empirically grounded articles that explore and analyse the structures, agents and practices of social inclusion and exclusion in contemporary India and beyond. The volume combines a broad range of approaches to challenge narrow conceptualisations of social inclusion and exclusion in terms of singular factors such as caste, policy or the economy. This collaborative endeavour and cross-disciplinary approach, which brings together younger and more established scholars, facilitates a deeper understanding of complex social and political processes in contemporary India.

Seeking Asylum in the UK

Seeking Asylum in the UK

Problems and Prospects

  • Author: Colin Harvey
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780406895929
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 345
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An examination of the emergence of the legal regime in the United Kingdom addressing refugees and asylum seekers.

Gender and Forests

Gender and Forests

Climate Change, Tenure, Value Chains and Emerging Issues

  • Author: Carol J. Pierce Colfer,Bimbika Sijapati Basnett,Marlène Elias
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317355660
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 362
  • View: 425
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This enlightening book brings together the work of gender and forestry specialists from various backgrounds and fields of research and action to analyse global gender conditions as related to forests. Using a variety of methods and approaches, they build on a spectrum of theoretical perspectives to bring depth and breadth to the relevant issues and address timely and under-studied themes. Focusing particularly on tropical forests, the book presents both local case studies and global comparative studies from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, as well as the US and Europe. The studies range from personal histories of elderly American women’s attitudes toward conservation, to a combined qualitative / quantitative international comparative study on REDD+, to a longitudinal examination of oil palm and gender roles over time in Kalimantan. Issues are examined across scales, from the household to the nation state and the global arena; and reach back to the past to inform present and future considerations. The collection will be of relevance to academics, researchers, policy makers and advocates with different levels of familiarity with gender issues in the field of forestry.

Illegal Migration and Gender in a Global and Historical Perspective

Illegal Migration and Gender in a Global and Historical Perspective

  • Author: Marlou Schrover
  • Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
  • ISBN: 9089640479
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 191
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This incisive study combines the two subjects and views the migration scholarship through the lens of the gender perspective.

Displacement, Revolution, and the New Urban Condition

Displacement, Revolution, and the New Urban Condition

Theories and Case Studies

  • Author: Ipsita Chatterjee
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications India
  • ISBN: 9351504204
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 180
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Displacement, Revolution, and the New Urban Condition provides a window into the global urban contradiction through the lens of a Third World city. It is not a book on urban India, or a book on Ahmedabad city, or even a book on the Sabarmati River Front Development (SRFD) project, but it is a book that uses all these lenses to conceptualize urban exploitation. The author develops a dialectical praxis of theory transfer that takes us from the First World to the Third World and back again. In the process, the arrow of theory transfer is not reversed, because theory cannot be transferred by simply changing the direction of the arrow; instead, an attempt is made to (re)produce and (re)inform different conceptual worlds by juxtaposing it with the SRFD project in Ahmedabad city. This book is, therefore, as much about the poor people of Ahmedabad as it is about global urban displacement and the politics of resettlement and resistance—theory and practice are always inflected, and the chapters demonstrate this inflection deeply and clearly. The point is to change the world, and to do so we must relentlessly struggle to better the concepts that we use to understand it with. This book is such a struggle.

Gender, Citizenship and Governance

Gender, Citizenship and Governance

A Global Source Book

  • Author: Minke Valk,Sarah Cummings,Henk van Dam
  • Publisher: Oxfam Publications
  • ISBN: 9780855985288
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 135
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In this book, four case studies describe civil society initiatives that have intervened in governance and brought about changes in institutional practice, aiming to secure strategic gender interests, with a global perspective on governance and gender.

Gender, migration and categorisation

Gender, migration and categorisation

making distinctions between migrants in Western Countries, 1945-2010

  • Author: Marlou Schrover,Deirdre M. Moloney
  • Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
  • ISBN: 9048521750
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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All people are equal, according to Thomas Jefferson, but all migrants are not. This volume looks at how they are distinguished in France, the United States, Turkey, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Denmark made through history between migrants and how these were justified in policies and public debates. The chapters form a triptych, addressing in three clusters the problematization of questions such as 'who is a refugee', 'who is family' and 'what is difference'. The chapters in this volume show that these are not separate issues. They intersect in ways that vary according to countries of origin and settlement, economic climate, geopolitical situation, as well as by gender, and by class, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation of the migrants.

Gender, Land and Livelihoods in East Africa

Gender, Land and Livelihoods in East Africa

Through Farmers' Eyes

  • Author: Ritu Verma
  • Publisher: IDRC
  • ISBN: 9780889369290
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 263
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Gender, Land, and Livelihoods in East Africa: Through farmers eyes

Gender and the Information Revolution in Africa

Gender and the Information Revolution in Africa

  • Author: Eva-Maria Rathgeber,Edith Ofwona Adera,International Development Research Centre (Canada)
  • Publisher: IDRC
  • ISBN: 0889369038
  • Category: History
  • Page: 247
  • View: 9143
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Gender and the Information Revolution in Africa

Belonging and Transnational Refugee Settlement

Belonging and Transnational Refugee Settlement

Unsettling the Everyday and the Extraordinary

  • Author: Jay Marlowe
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 135197758X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 180
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The image we have of refugees is one of displacement – from their homes, families and countries – and yet, refugee settlement is increasingly becoming an experience of living simultaneously in places both proximate and distant, as people navigate and transcend international borders in numerous and novel ways. At the same time, border regimes remain central in defining the possibilities and constraints of meaningful settlement. This book examines the implications of ‘belonging’ in numerous places as increased mobilities and digital access create new global connectedness in uneven and unexpected ways. Belonging and Transnational Refugee Settlement positions refugee settlement as an ongoing transnational experience and identifies the importance of multiple belongings through several case studies based on original research in Australia and New Zealand, as well as at sites in the US, Canada and the UK. Demonstrating the interplay between everyday and extraordinary experiences and broadening the dominant refugee discourses, this book critiques the notion that meaningful settlement necessarily occurs in ‘local’ places. The author focuses on the extraordinary events of trauma and disasters alongside the everyday lives of refugees undertaking settlement, to provide a conceptual framework that embraces and honours the complexities of working with the ‘trauma story’ and identifies approaches to see beyond it. This book will appeal to those with an interest in migration and diaspora studies, human geography and sociology.

Social Work Practice for Promoting Health and Wellbeing

Social Work Practice for Promoting Health and Wellbeing

Critical Issues

  • Author: Liz Beddoe,Jane Maidment
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113628396X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 280
  • View: 8066
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Promoting health and wellbeing is an essential part of all effective social work – not just for practice in healthcare settings. In fact, the IFSW holds that ‘social workers in all settings are engaged in health work’ and physical and mental resilience can make a major difference to all service users’ lives. Drawing on international literature and research, the authors collected here encourage thinking about the social, political, cultural, emotional, spiritual, economic and spatial aspects of health and wellbeing, and how they impact on the unique strengths and challenges of working with particular populations and communities. Divided into three parts, the first section outlines the major theoretical paradigms and critical debates around social work and ideas of wellbeing, globalisation, risk and vulnerability, and the natural environment. The second part goes on to explore how diverse understandings of culture, identity, spirituality and health require different strategies for meeting health and wellbeing needs. The final part presents a variety of examples of social work research in relation to health and wellbeing with specific populations, including mental health. Exploring how structural inequality, oppression and stigma can impact upon people, and drawing upon a social model of health, this book is an important read for all practitioners and researchers interested in social work, public health and social inclusion.

Gender and ICTs for Development

Gender and ICTs for Development

A Global Sourcebook

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Oxfam Publications
  • ISBN: 9780855985653
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 143
  • View: 6777
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Because of systemic gender biases in ICTs and their applications, women are far more likely than men to experience discrimination in the new information society. In spite of this, resource-poor and non-literate women and their organisations are aware of the power of information technologies and communication processes, and are using them to advance their basic needs and strategic interests, to improve their livelihoods, and to help them achieve their human rights. Gender and ICTs for Development brings together case studies about women and their communities in developing countries, and how they have been influenced by, and have used, ICTs in development.

Crises, Conflict and Disability

Crises, Conflict and Disability

Ensuring Equality

  • Author: David Mitchell,Valerie Karr
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135089205
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 260
  • View: 3308
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People with disabilities are among the most adversely affected during conflict situations or when natural disasters strike. They experience higher mortality rates, have fewer available resources and less access to help, especially in refugee camps, as well as in post-disaster environments. Already subject to severe discrimination in many societies, people with disabilities are often overlooked during emergency evacuation, relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts. Countries party to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities must take all necessary measures to ensure the protection and safety of people with disabilities during situations of armed conflict, humanitarian emergencies, and natural disasters. Such aid should be designed to support preparedness, response, recovery and rebuilding. This book includes perspectives from around the globe and explores the implications at the policy, programme, and personal level, discussing issues such as: How can national laws, policies, and regulations provide guidance, methods and strategies to integrate and coordinate inclusive emergency management? What should people with disabilities know in order to be prepared for emergency situations? What lessons have we learned from past experiences? What are the current shortfalls (physical and cultural) that put people with disabilities at risk during emergencies and what can be done to improve these situations (e.g. through new technologies and disaster planning)? How does disability affect people’s experiences as refugees and other displaced situations; what programmes and best practices are in place to protect and promote their rights during their period of displacement? How must disabled people with disabilities be factored in to the resettlement and rebuilding process; does an opportunity for ensuring universal access exist in the rebuilding process? What is the impact of disasters and conflicts on such special populations as disabled women, disabled children, and those with intellectual disabilities? Spotlighting a pressing issue that has long been neglected in emergency planning fields, this innovative book discusses how to meet the needs of people with disabilities in crises and conflict situations. It is an important reference for all those working in or researching disability and inclusion, and emergency and disaster management, both in developed and developing countries.

Incomplete Revolution

Incomplete Revolution

Adapting Welfare States to Women's New Roles

  • Author: Gosta Esping-Andersen
  • Publisher: Polity
  • ISBN: 0745643159
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 214
  • View: 6864
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Our future depends very much on how we respond to three great challenges of the new century, all of which threaten to increase social inequality: first, how we adapt institutions to the new role of women - the 'incomplete revolution' of our time; second, how we prepare our children for the knowledge economy; and, third, how we respond to the new demography, in particular low fertility and an ageing population. In this new book Gøsta Esping-Andersen - the leading analyst of the welfare state - examines how different societies have responded to these challenges. It focuses especially on the quest for gender equality, on the role of families in the reproduction of social inequalities, and on major inequities associated with an ageing population. Through comparative analysis he seeks to identify the kinds of welfare state reform that can optimize not only individuals' life chances but also collective welfare. The intellectual ambition is, in other words, to identify the mainsprings of a new and superior form of social equilibrium. This book will be of great interest to anyone concerned with gender and the changing role of women, with social and public policy, and with the future of the welfare state.

Building Noah’s Ark for Migrants, Refugees, and Religious Communities

Building Noah’s Ark for Migrants, Refugees, and Religious Communities

  • Author: Jin-Heon Jung
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137496304
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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Building Noah's Ark for Migrants, Refugees, and Religious Communities examines religion within the framework of refugee studies as a public good, with the spiritual and material use of religion shedding new light on the agency of refugees in reconstructing their lives and positioning themselves in hostile environments.

Living with Floods in a Mobile Southeast Asia

Living with Floods in a Mobile Southeast Asia

A Political Ecology of Vulnerability, Migration and Environmental Change

  • Author: Carl Middleton,Rebecca Elmhirst,Supang Chantavanich
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317645162
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 202
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This book contributes to a better understanding of the relationship between migration, vulnerability, resilience and social justice associated with flooding across diverse environmental, social and policy contexts in Southeast Asia. It challenges simple analyses of flooding as a singular driver of migration, and instead considers the ways in which floods figure in migration-based livelihoods and amongst already mobile populations. The book develops a conceptual framework based on a ‘mobile political ecology’ in which particular attention is paid to the multidimensionality, temporalities and geographies of vulnerability. Rather than simply emphasising the capacities (or lack thereof) of individuals and households, the focus is on identifying factors that instigate, manage and perpetuate vulnerable populations and places: these include the sociopolitical dynamics of floods, flood hazards and risky environments, migration and migrant-based livelihoods and the policy environments through which all of these take shape. The book is organised around a series of eight empirical urban and rural case studies from countries in Southeast Asia, where lives are marked by mobility and by floods associated with the region’s monsoonal climate. The concluding chapter synthesises the insights of the case studies, and suggests future policy directions. Together, the chapters highlight critical policy questions around the governance of migration, institutionalised disaster response strategies and broader development agendas.

The Making of Asian America

The Making of Asian America

A History

  • Author: Erika Lee
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476739412
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
  • View: 9714
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"The definitive history of Asian Americans by one of the nation's preeminent scholars on the subject. In the past fifty years, Asian Americans have helped change the face of America and are now the fastest growing group in the United States. But as award-winning historian Erika Lee reminds us, Asian Americans also have deep roots in the country. The Making of Asian America tells the little-known history of Asian Americans and their role in American life, from the arrival of the first Asians in the Americas to the present-day. An epic history of global journeys and new beginnings, this book shows how generations of Asian immigrants and their American-born descendants have made and remade Asian American life in the United States: sailors who came on the first trans-Pacific ships in the 1500s; indentured "coolies" who worked alongside African slaves in the Caribbean; and Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, and South Asian immigrants who were recruited to work in the United States only to face massive racial discrimination, Asian exclusion laws, and for Japanese Americans, incarceration during World War II. Over the past fifty years, a new Asian America has emerged out of community activism and the arrival of new immigrants and refugees. No longer a "despised minority," Asian Americans are now held up as America's "model minorities" in ways that reveal the complicated role that race still plays in the United States. Published to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the passage of the United States' Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 that has remade our "nation of immigrants," this is a new and definitive history of Asian Americans. But more than that, it is a new way of understanding America itself, its complicated histories of race and immigration, and its place in the world today"--

Reducing Urban Violence in the Global South

Reducing Urban Violence in the Global South

Towards Safe and Inclusive Cities

  • Author: Jennifer Erin Salahub,Markus Gottsbacher,Mayssam D. Zaaroura,John de Boer
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 9780815368427
  • Category:
  • Page: 208
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Cities in developing countries are often seen as key drivers of economic growth, but they are often also the sites of extreme violence, poverty and inequality. Reducing Urban Violence in the Global Southseeks to identify the drivers of urban violence in the cities of the Global South and how they relate to and interact with poverty and inequalities. Drawing on the findings of an ambitious five year, fifteen project research program by Canada's International Development Research Centre and the UK's Department for International Development, the book explores what works, and what doesn't, to prevent and reduce violence in urban centres. It concludes by considering the broader implications for policy and practice, offering recommendations for improving interventions to make cities safer and more inclusive. The research was developed and conducted by researchers from the Global South, who work and live in the countries studied, and challenges many of the assumptions from the Global North of how poverty, violence, and inequalities interact in urban spaces, demonstrating that accepted understandings of the causes of and solutions to urban violence developed in the Global North should not be imported into the Global South without careful consideration of local dynamics and contexts. The fresh perspectives and insights offered by this book will be useful to scholars and students of development and urban violence, as well as to practitioners and policy makers working on reduction programs.