The risk of impoverishment in urban development-induced displacement and resettlement in Ahmedabad

Patel, Sejal and Sliuzas, Richard and Mathur, Navdeep (2015) The risk of impoverishment in urban development-induced displacement and resettlement in Ahmedabad. Environment and Urbanization, 27 (1). pp. 231-256. ISSN 17460301

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Processes of globalization and neoliberal reforms of local governance in Indian cities have created distinct patterns by reshaping the physical and social landscapes of India’s cities, triggering contestations between the privileged and the dispossessed. This paper addresses the consequences for poor households of megaurban renewal and infrastructure projects and the processes of displacement and resettlement in Ahmedabad, India. The findings indicate that the displaced poor households have been further impoverished in the course of current practices as a result of limited attention to the risk of impoverishment both in policy and in local government practices. Contrary to the state’s rhetoric of inclusive governance, the urban poor are completely excluded from planning for infrastructure development and resettlement processes, leading to a lack of understanding of their needs by the state and their subsequent impoverishment after resettlement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: community exclusion / development-induced displacement and resettlement (DIDR) / impoverishment risk / India / policy rhetoric / rhetoric– reality gap / slums
Subjects: Social sciences > Sociology & anthropology > Communities
Social sciences > Political Science > Public policy
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Public Policy and Governance
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2018 06:04
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2018 03:39
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