Landlessness and Collective Violent REsistance to Mining Induced Displacement and Resettlement (MIDR) in Developing Countries: The Case of Anti-Phulbari Coal Mining Movement in Bangladesh

01 October 2015 → 30 September 2021
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Economic development, innovation, technological change and growth
    • Anthropology
    • Applied sociology
    • Economic geography
    • Human geography
    • Recreation, leisure and tourism geography
    • Urban and regional geography
    • Other social and economic geography
  • Engineering and technology
    • Urban and regional design, development and planning
landlessness land politics Bangladesh violent resistance mining
Project description

This research project explores the role of landless people in collective resistance to Mining-Induced Displacement and Resettlement (MIDR)caused by the Phulbari Coal Mining project (Bangladesh). It explores the relationship between landlessness, forced displacement, exclusion, and collective resistance to fill a gap in MIDR scholarship, which has almost exclusively paid attention to effects of MIDR on people with formal land-rights.