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  • 1
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2020
    ISBN: 9781108649377  ISBN: 9781108491938 (hardback)  ISBN: 9781108741330 (paperback) 
    Title: Demanding development
    Subtitle: the politics of public goods provision in India's urban slums
    Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press
    Year of publication: 2020
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (xvii, 304 pages)
    ISBN: 9781108649377 , 9781108491938 (hardback) , 9781108741330 (paperback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: India's urban slums exhibit dramatic variation in their access to local public goods and services - paved roads, piped water, trash removal, sewers, and streetlights. Why are some vulnerable communities able to demand and secure development from the state while others fail? Drawing on more than two years of fieldwork in the north Indian cities of Bhopal and Jaipur, Demanding Development accounts for the uneven success of India's slum residents in securing local public goods and services. Auerbach's theory centers on the political organization of slum settlements and the informal slum leaders who spearhead resident efforts to make claims on the state - in particular, those slum leaders who are party workers. He finds striking variation in the extent to which networks of party workers have spread across slum settlements. Demanding Development shows how this variation in the density and partisan distribution of party workers across settlements has powerful consequences for the ability of residents to politically mobilize to improve local conditions
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  • 2
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    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9781316875544  ISBN: 9781107184237 (hardback)  ISBN: 9781316635414 (paperback) 
    Title: Red zones
    Subtitle: criminal law and the territorial governance of marginalized people
    Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (xxi, 257 pages)
    ISBN: 9781316875544 , 9781107184237 (hardback) , 9781316635414 (paperback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: In Red Zones, Marie-Eve Sylvestre, Nicholas Blomley, and Céline Bellot examine the court-imposed territorial restrictions and other bail and sentencing conditions that are increasingly issued in the context of criminal proceedings. Drawing on extensive fieldwork with legal actors in the criminal justice system, as well as those who have been subjected to court surveillance, the authors demonstrate the devastating impact these restrictions have on the marginalized populations - the homeless, drug users, sex workers and protesters - who depend on public spaces. On a broader level, the authors show how red zones, unlike better publicized forms of spatial regulation such as legislation or policing strategies, create a form of legal territorialization that threatens to invert traditional expectations of justice and reshape our understanding of criminal law and punishment
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  • 3
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    Online Resource
    2018
    ISBN: 9781316338070  ISBN: 9781107117181 (hardback) 
    Person(s): Roy, Indrajit
    Title: Politics of the poor
    Subtitle: negotiating democracy in contemporary India
    Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press
    Year of publication: 2018
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (xix, 521 pages)
    ISBN: 9781316338070 , 9781107117181 (hardback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: This book challenges the ongoing scholarly debates on poor people's negotiations with democracy. It demonstrates the varied ways in which the poor engage with their elected representatives, political mediators and dominant classes in order to advance their claims. Roy explains the variations by directing attention to the dynamic interaction between the opportunity structures available to the poor and the social relations of power in which they are embedded. He analyses these intersections as 'political spaces' which both enable and constrain popular practices. Through examination of the 'political spaces' available to the poor in four different localities, Roy outlines a new analytic framework to understanding poor people's politics. Based on these observations, the book makes a strong case for an approach to democracy that appreciates people's ambivalences towards democracy. Roy urges researchers of democracy to step beyond either enthusiastic narratives - the inevitability of democracy or apocalyptic accounts of democracy's impending death
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  • 4
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    Online Resource
    2018
    ISBN: 9781108185899  ISBN: 9781107199750 (hardback)  ISBN: 9781316649008 (paperback) 
    Title: Claiming the state
    Subtitle: active citizenship and social welfare in rural India
    Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press
    Year of publication: 2018
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (xxii, 318 pages)
    ISBN: 9781108185899 , 9781107199750 (hardback) , 9781316649008 (paperback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Citizens around the world look to the state for social welfare provision, but often struggle to access essential services in health, education, and social security. This book investigates the everyday practices through which citizens of the world's largest democracy make claims on the state, asking whether, how, and why they engage public officials in the pursuit of social welfare. Drawing on extensive fieldwork in rural India, Kruks-Wisner demonstrates that claim-making is possible in settings (poor and remote) and among people (the lower classes and castes) where much democratic theory would be unlikely to predict it. Examining the conditions that foster and inhibit citizen action, she finds that greater social and spatial exposure - made possible when individuals traverse boundaries of caste, neighborhood, or village - builds citizens' political knowledge, expectations, and linkages to the state, and is associated with higher levels and broader repertoires of claim-making
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  • 5
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    Online Resource
    2018
    ISBN: 9781108348386  ISBN: 9781108425322 (hardback)  ISBN: 9781108441858 (paperback) 
    Title: Contested politics in Tunisia
    Subtitle: civil society in a post-authoritarian state
    Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press
    Year of publication: 2018
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (xiii, 238 pages)
    ISBN: 9781108348386 , 9781108425322 (hardback) , 9781108441858 (paperback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Several thousand new civil society organisations were legally established in Tunisia following the 2010-11 uprising that forced the long-serving dictator, Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, from office. These organisations had different visions for a new Tunisia, and divisive issues such as the status of women, homosexuality, and human rights became highly contested. For some actors, the transition from authoritarian rule allowed them to have a strong voice that was previously muted under the former regimes. For others, the conflicts that emerged between the different groups brought new repressions and exclusions - this time not from the regime, but from 'civil society'. Vulnerable populations and the organisations working with them soon found themselves operating on uncertain terrain, where providing support to marginalised and routinely criminalised communities brought unexpected challenges. Here, Edwige Fortier explores this remarkable period of transformation and the effects of opening up public space in this way
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  • 6
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2017
    ISBN: 9781474419833  ISBN: 9781474419826 (hardback) 
    Title: Shame
    Subtitle: a genealogy of queer practices in the nineteenth century
    Publisher(s): Edinburgh University Press
    Year of publication: 2017
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (xiii, 218 pages)
    ISBN: 9781474419833 , 9781474419826 (hardback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Bogdan Popa brings together Rancière's techniques of disrupting inequality with a queer curiosity in the performativity of shame to show how 19th-century activists embraced certain forms of shame to denaturalise conventional beliefs about sexuality and gender
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  • 7
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2015
    ISBN: 9781783084029  ISBN: 9781783084005 (hardback)  ISBN: 9781783084012 (paperback) 
    Person(s): Cox, Emma
    Title: Performing noncitizenship
    Subtitle: asylum seekers in Australian theatre, film and activism
    Publisher(s): Anthem Press
    Year of publication: 2015
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (194 pages)
    ISBN: 9781783084029 , 9781783084005 (hardback) , 9781783084012 (paperback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: This exacting study examines the theatre, film and activism engaged with the representation or participation of asylum seekers and refugees in the twenty-first century. Cox shows how this work has been informed by and indeed contributed to the consolidation of 'irregular' noncitizenship as a cornerstone idea in contemporary Australian political and social life, to the extent that it has become impossible to imagine what Australia means without it
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  • 8
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    Online Resource
    2015
    ISBN: 9789814620123  ISBN: 9789814519038 (paperback) 
    Title: Tragic orphans
    Subtitle: Indians in Malaysia
    Publisher(s): Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
    Year of publication: 2015
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (xx, 512 pages)
    ISBN: 9789814620123 , 9789814519038 (paperback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: In 1938, noting that the bulk of the Indian population formed a 'landless proletariat' and despairing of the ability of the factionalized Indian community to unite in pursuit of common objectives, activist K.A. Neelakanda Ayer forecast that the fate of Indians in Malaya would be to become 'Tragic orphans' of whom India has forgotten and Malaya looks down upon with contempt'. Ayer's words continue to resonate; as a minority group in a nation dominated politically by colonially derived narratives of 'race' and ethnicity and riven by the imperatives of religion, the general trajectory of the economically and politically impotent Indian community has been one of increasing irrelevance. This book explores the history of the modern Indian presence in Malaysia, and traces the vital role played by the Indian community in the construction of contemporary Malaysia. In this comprehensive new study, Carl Vadivella Belle offers fresh insights on the Indian experience spanning the period from the colonial recruitment of Indian labour to the post-Merdeka political, economic and social marginalization of Indians. While recent Indian challenges to the political status quo – a regime described as that of 'benign neglect' – promoted Indian hopes of reform, change and uplift, the author concludes that the dictates of political discourse permeated by the ideologies of communalism offer limited prospects for meaningful change
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  • 9
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2014
    ISBN: 9781107296947  ISBN: 9781107056091 (hardback) 
    Contributer: Judge, Paramjit S.
    Title: Mapping social exclusion in India
    Subtitle: caste, religion and borderlands
    Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press
    Year of publication: 2014
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (viii, 290 pages)
    ISBN: 9781107296947 , 9781107056091 (hardback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: This book assesses the problem of defining exclusion, highlights the need for its contextualisation and establishes a relationship between social exclusion, deprivation and discrimination. It studies the complex mosaic of Indian systems and society, marked with exclusionary practices and structures on the basis of caste. It presents grassroots level information through empirical investigations and studies how physical spaces become sites of exclusion when borders become volatile. Scholars put together their diverse research, studies, perceptions and ideas and, most importantly, their years of expertise to focus on a central theme of social exclusion in Indian society. They study the role of the state as an interventionist force and look into the political mobilisation strategy as a reaction to exclusion. The book also takes a critical look at the reservation policy and argues that state intervention creates certain new forms of exclusion
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  • 10
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2014
    ISBN: 9789384463113  ISBN: 9789382993247 (hardback) 
    Contributer: Pankaj, Ashok , Pandey, Ajit Kumar
    Title: Subalternity, exclusion, and social change in India
    Publisher(s): Foundation Books
    Year of publication: 2014
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (xii, 375 pages)
    ISBN: 9789384463113 , 9789382993247 (hardback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: This book emphasizes the need for adopting an integrated approach to understand the concepts of subalternity, exclusion and social change in India. It also explores the dynamic relations between these three concepts, instead of treating them as unconnected and discrete social facts. The contributors address some important questions of political economy: Why are subalterns, subalterns, and how does a society produce and reproduce them? Are subalterns a historical construction, and, if so, what are those historical forces and how have they produced subalterns? Also, are there any contemporary forces of subaltern reproduction? What are those forces and how do they operate? How do we place the differentially positioned social groups within the larger subaltern category? The essays in this volume capture ideology, knowledge and power as forces of subaltern reproduction in Indian society, and map the dominant trajectories of emancipation and assertion adopted by different subaltern social groups. Contributors show how subalterns are negotiating emancipation amidst continued oppression, subjugation and atrocities
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