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Development and Its Human Cost

By: Anthony Dias

Price: $34.99

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2012

Seller ID: 701754

ISBN: 8131604543

Condition: New


This work deals with the universal phenomenon of ‘development-induced displacement’ that is at the heart of many a conflict and avoidable human suffering. The study shows how and why it happens and how it can be minimized. Hence, it takes a critical look at the very notion of development and the doctrine of ‘eminent domain’ that underpins it. This doctrine forms the basis of anachronistic and archaic laws such as the Land Acquisition Act, 1894. The book explores the two main restraints the doctrine holds, namely, that land acquisition should be strictly for ‘public purposes’ and th... View more info