Essay on The Case Of Anti Phulbari Coal Mining Movement

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Landless, Land Entitlement and Collective Violent Resistance to the Mining Induced Displacement and Resettlement (MIDR) in the Developing Country: The Case of Anti-Phulbari Coal Mining Movement in Bangladesh
My proposed research project will explore the role of landless people in forming collective violent resistance to the Mining Induced Displacement and Resettlement (MIDR) process in the Phulbari Coal Mining project in Bangladesh, and will demonstrate the necessity to identify various intrinsic politics of land among land owners and landless in the mining areas that creates different levels of vulnerabilities to the project Affected Peoples (APs) and their response to the MIDR process of in the developing countries. The study will look at the local level power structure centered on the land resources in the Phulbari Coal mining project area and analyze the interplay among the company owners, local elites, landless and landowners in the negotiation process of sharing MIDR benefits and how landless people (who have no formal land rights) form and sustain collective violent resistance against the MIDR. This ethnographic study aims to establish the correlation between landless and their role in forming collective violent resistance to the MIDR in the coal mining project of the developing countries. The final outcome of the result will identify the knowledge gap in the existing MIDR discourse as distinct sub-field of Development Induced Displacement and…

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