Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Demanding Development

Demanding Development
The Politics of Public Goods Provision in India's Urban Slums

c.$34.99 ( )

Part of Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics

  • Publication planned for: December 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2019
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108741330

c.$ 34.99 ( )
Paperback

Pre-order Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • India's urban slums exhibit arresting variation in their access to basic public goods and services - paved roads, piped water, trash removal, sewers, 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 cities of Bhopal and Jaipur, Demanding Development accounts for the uneven success of India's slum residents in claiming public services. Auerbach's theory centers on the political organization of slums and the informal leaders who spearhead resident efforts to petition the state for public services. He finds that underneath the rough-and-tumble surface of electoral politics in India's cities lies striking variation in the extent to which networks of party workers have spread across slums. Demanding Development shows how this variation in the concentration and partisan distribution of party workers across settlements has powerful consequences for the ability of residents to politically mobilize and improve local conditions.

    • Offers readers a detailed account, based on two years of ethnographic fieldwork and survey research, of how slum dwellers in India's cities demand and secure essential public services from the state
    • Provides readers a theory-driven account of the politics that drive inequality across slum settlements in their access to public goods and services
    • Documents how India's slum residents cooperate and select informal leaders in contexts defined by high rates of ethnic and linguistic diversity, migratory fluidity, and dense living conditions
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Publication planned for: December 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108741330
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 38 b/w illus. 26 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. Puzzling disparities at the margins of the city
    2. Setting the stage: governance and political parties in Urban India
    3. How party worker networks impact local development
    4. India's slum leaders
    5. Views from the ground: narratives from eight squatter settlements
    6. Party workers and public goods provision: evidence from 111 settlements
    7. Why party worker networks spread unevenly across settlements.

  • Author

    Adam Michael Auerbach, American University, Washington DC
    Adam Michael Auerbach is Assistant Professor in the School of International Service at American University, Washington DC. His doctoral dissertation won the Best Fieldwork Award from the Comparative Democratization Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA), the Best Dissertation Award from the Urban and Local Politics Section of APSA, and APSA's Gabriel A. Almond Award for Best Dissertation in Comparative Politics. Auerbach's research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the American Institute of Indian Studies, the Fulbright-Hays Program, the National Science Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council. His research has appeared in the American Political Science Review, Contemporary South Asia, the Journal of Politics, Studies in Comparative International Development, World Development, and World Politics.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×