For a new economics of resettlement: a sociological critique of the compensation principle


  • Michael M. Cernea

    1. Michael M. Cernea is Research Professor of Anthropology at George Washington University. He joined the World Bank as its first sociologist/anthropologist in 1974 and until 1997 carried out project analyses, social research, and policy definition work as the Bank's Senior Advisor for Social Policy. For his anthropological contributions to development policies, he received the Kimball Prize (1988) and the Malinowski Award (1994). Email:
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