The Case Of Anti-Phulbari Coal Mining Movement In Bangladesh

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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
Abstract:
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
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Therefore, the direct interface between community and mining company articulated in many MIDR literatures overlooked the underlying power relations within the community based on the land property rights and ability to influence the MIDR negotiation process. As Jorgensen (1997) argued that the land issue in the mining project is political in nature which reflects the capability of local people within the community to exert various influences to determine land ownership and benefits from their displacements and resettlements. These politically influenced people can construct the elite class within the community and gain more benefits. They are in support of MIDR process as they are the best beneficiary of this process. Literature on MIDR identified them as friends of resettlement. However their roles are still missing to galvanize local resentment against themselves and the company during the MIDR process (see Dwivedi, …show more content…
The first phase of the research (12 months) is a preparatory stage and secondary literature review which includes activities i.e. review of the secondary literatures, developing theory and methodology, identifying best practices, preparing and finalization of checklist of the questionnaire for the interviews and FGDs and finalizing field work. The second phase (24 months) will consist of field research in two coal mining project sites in Bangladesh i.e. in Phulbari and Barapukuria Upazillas of the Dinajpur district. The field work includes conducting interviews and FGDs, collecting documents from the relevant sources and preparing data analysis stage. In this stage attempt will be made to analyze data and presented to international journal for publication. In the final stage (12 months) is the data analysis and drafting final report phase which includes activities i.e. analyzing primary and secondary data, preparing drafting report, sharing with the experts and international communities and preparing final

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