These 3 processes of peripheralisation reinforce each other.
Occurs in the name of environmental protection, due to mill closure and deindustrialization, and through redevelopment processes. These 3 forms of displacement use different arguments but all serve to dislocate and push people out, rupturing the habitats and support systems that communities have laboured to build over time.
Connotes the disregard for local ecologies and poor, working class/caste, ‘migrant’ lives that render these socio-natural habitats vulnerable to being erased and/or harmed. At the root of disposability is the norm of devaluing poor lives and local ecologies that prevents us from caring about their wellbeing and promoting the fair distribution of public funds and services.
In management literature it has been coined as a way for organisations to stay ahead of their competition by regularly assessing, identifying and abandoning things that are no longer profitable to the interests of the organisation. Here, organised abandonment refers to state institutions deliberately abandoning their responsibility for providing basic public services and social goods to certain of their citizens. This frees up resources for being used in other areas the state sees as critical to the future.