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- DescriptionSeeing urban politics from the perspective of those who reside in slums offers an important dimension to the study of urbanism in the global South. Many people living in sub-standard conditions do t have their rights as urban citizens recognised and realise that they cant rely on formal democratic channels or governance structures. Through in-depth case studies and comparative research, The Politics of Slums in the Global South: Urban Informality in Brazil, India, South Africa and Peru integrates conceptual discussions on urban political dynamics with empirical material from research undertaken in Rio de Janeiro, Delhi, Chennai, Cape Town, Durban and Lima. The chapters engage with the relevant literature and present empirical material on urban governance and cities in the South, housing policy for the urban poor, the politics of kwledge and social mobilisation. Recent theories on urban informality and subaltern urbanism are explored, and the issue of popular participation in public interventions is critically assessed. The book is aimed at a scholarly readership of postgraduate students and researchers in development studies, urban geography, political science, urban sociology and political geography. It is also of great value to urban decision-makers and practitioners.
- Author BiographyVeronique Dupont is Senior Research Fellow at the French Institute of Research for Development (IRD) in the Centre for Social Sciences Studies on Africa, America and Asia (CESSMA), Paris, France. David Jordhus-Lier is Associate Professor in the Department for Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, Norway. Catherine Sutherland is Lecturer in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. Einar Braathen is Senior Researcher in the Department for International Studies at the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR), Oslo, Norway.
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication08/09/2015
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Series TitleRoutledge Studies in Cities and Development
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note2 black & white tables, 9 black & white halftones, 12 black & white line drawings
- Weight504 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byCatherine Sutherland,David Jordhus-Lier,Einar Braathen,Veronique Dupont
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