Rethinking Knowledge, Power, Agency: Learning from Displaced and Slum Communities in Bangladesh

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Abstract

The increasing amount of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has resulted in a growing number of slums in Bangladesh. Despite the UN Guiding Principles, IDPs are rarely offered compensation or resettlement. Due to social exclusion and marginalisation, their knowledge and agency are often ignored in policy-making and research. Based on two months of fieldwork in two slums, we analyse everyday struggles and collective organising of displaced and slum communities in Dhaka. This chapter highlights the importance of learning from affected communities and centralising their knowledge and expertise in all instances where the aim is to address injustices related to forced displacement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEthics and Politics of Space for the Anthropocene
EditorsAnu Valtonen, Outi Rantala, Paolo D. Farah
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar
Chapter5
Pages72-106
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-83910-870-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-83910-869-3
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2020
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Field of science

  • International political science

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