International Conference on Development-induced Displacement and Migration, Land Acquisition and Resettlement 2016

The Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram invites papers for an International Conference on “Development-induced Displacement and Migration, Land Acquisition and Resettlement”. The International Conference sponsored by IDRC.

Date: 3rd – 4th March, 2016
Venue: Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Aim of the Conference:
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.

Call for Papers:
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.

A committee will evaluate the abstract and give priority to originality, analytical rigour and policy relevance. Authors will be notified by 15th November, 2015 whether their abstract has been accepted.

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

Important Dates:

Deadline (Abstracts): 15th October, 2015
Deadline (Papers): Authors whose abstracts have been accepted will be required to submit their full papers by 15th January, 2016

Contact:
Centre for Development Studies
Prasanth Nagar, Medical College P.O,
Ulloor, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 011,
Kerala, India
Phone: 0471-2774200, 0471-2448881/8882
Fax: 0471-2447137, 0471-2448942
Email: registrar@cds.ac.in
Website: www.cds.edu