At the intersections of multiple marginalisations: displacements and environmental justice in Mexico and Ethiopia

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Abstract

This article examines the politics of institutional governance of displacements and the intersecting experiences of environmental justice, drawing on case studies of flood disasters and urban displacements in Villahermosa, Mexico, and government-sponsored displacements and resettlements in rural Oromia, Ethiopia. We argue that a fuller understanding of how institutional governance produces multiple marginalisations requires political-ecological and intersectional analyses of residents' experiences of injustices that encompass interlinkages between social position, gender and political power. The analysis is based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Mexico and Ethiopia, comprising interviews, participant observation, document analysis and surveys. The study shows similarities and differences in patterns of governance, mechanisms of marginalisation and relations of authority and power concerning differentiated displacements and everyday vulnerabilities in different contexts of the global South. Our analysis enriches theoretical understanding of governance and justice, demonstrating how multiple marginalities are produced, reinforced and contested through political processes imbricated with forms of governance characterised by institutional intrusion and absence.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEnvironmental Sociology
Volume4
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)148-161
Number of pages14
ISSN2325-1042
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • Displacement
  • environmental justice
  • Ethiopia
  • governance
  • intersectionality
  • marginalisation
  • Mexico
  • political ecology
  • POLITICAL ECOLOGY
  • URBAN-POOR
  • STATE
  • GOVERNMENTALITY
  • SUBJECTIVITY
  • CITIZENSHIP
  • DIFFERENCE
  • COMMUNITY
  • NATURES
  • GENDER
  • 5203 Development Studies

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At the intersections of multiple marginalisations : displacements and environmental justice in Mexico and Ethiopia. / Nygren, Anja Kaarina; Wayessa, Gutu Olana.

In: Environmental Sociology, Vol. 4, No. 1, 18.03.2018, p. 148-161.

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