Theoretical and practical motives for participation obstacles in resettlement programs: Review from the mining perspective

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Erdiaw-Kwasie, Michael O., Ackuayi, Eric Doe, Abunyewah, Matthew and Appiah, Solomon O.. 2014. "Theoretical and practical motives for participation obstacles in resettlement programs: Review from the mining perspective ." Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development. 5 (14), pp. 119-128.
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Theoretical and practical motives for participation obstacles in resettlement programs: Review from the mining perspective

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AuthorsErdiaw-Kwasie, Michael O. (Author), Ackuayi, Eric Doe (Author), Abunyewah, Matthew (Author) and Appiah, Solomon O. (Author)
Journal TitleJournal of Economics and Sustainable Development
Journal Citation5 (14), pp. 119-128
Number of Pages11
Year2014
Place of PublicationSingapore
Web Address (URL)http://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/JEDS/article/view/14572/14881
Abstract

Studies on the rationale for effective involvement of affected population in resettlement programs have increased significantly in recent years. Yet, practical aspects of handling participation challenges remain under researched. This paper assesses the effectiveness of livelihood-promoting interventions in mining-induced resettlement programs using case evidences from the literature. The paper first reviews the historical background of the concept and other ideas that have come to brand the practice over time. It further justifies the discussion in the context of the mining industry. Thirdly, the paper adopts the concept of territorial governance to provide a theoretical base for the focus of the paper. After the theoretical justification, the paper reviews case evidences in context of engagement prospects and challenges in resettlement programs. Finally, the paper makes suggestions that have policy implications to help better the current resettlement practices.The paper observes that until participation challenges are overcome by resettlement practitioners, mining-induced displacement and resettlement (MIDR) programs cannot revitalise the livelihoods of the affected population as envisioned in resettlement guidelines.

Keywordsresettlement programs, mining induced displacement and resettlement, stakeholder participation, participation challenges
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020440712. Social policy
380119. Welfare economics
350799. Strategy, management and organisational behaviour not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Ghana
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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