Contesting the Indian City: Global Visions and the Politics by Gavin Shatkin

By Gavin Shatkin

Contesting the Indian City includes a selection of state-of-the-art empirical reports that supply insights into problems with politics, fairness, and house when it comes to city improvement in smooth India.

  • Features experiences that serve to deepen our theoretical understandings of the adjustments that Indian towns are experiencing
  • Examines how city redevelopment coverage and making plans, and reforms of city politics and genuine property markets, are shaping city spatial switch in India
  • The first quantity to convey subject matters of city political reform, municipal finance, land markets, and actual property jointly in a global publication


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Responding to these contradictions has entailed a combination of renewed assertions of state authority, a re-scaling of state power, and an effort to rehabilitate the authority of the state by striking a new social bargain around urban land. At the same time, national-level urban reform initiatives have been joined by sometimes contradictory efforts by state actors at other levels – notably state governments – to appropriate the benefits of liberalization-driven growth for their own political gain.

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