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Title:
UNDERSTANDING THE 'RIGHT TO THE CITY' FROM LOCAL'S PERSPECTIVE: FORCED EVICTIONS, RESETTLEMENT PROCESS AND CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN DELHI SLUMS

Authors:
Jeetesh Rai

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Jeetesh Rai
Assistant Professor, KiroriMal College, Department of Geography, University of Delhi, Delhi

MLA 8
Rai, Jeetesh. "UNDERSTANDING THE 'RIGHT TO THE CITY' FROM LOCAL'S PERSPECTIVE: FORCED EVICTIONS, RESETTLEMENT PROCESS AND CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN DELHI SLUMS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 11, Nov. 2018, pp. 6279-6290, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=439. Accessed Nov. 2018.
APA
Rai, J. (2018, November). UNDERSTANDING THE 'RIGHT TO THE CITY' FROM LOCAL'S PERSPECTIVE: FORCED EVICTIONS, RESETTLEMENT PROCESS AND CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN DELHI SLUMS. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(11), 6279-6290. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=439
Chicago
Rai, Jeetesh. "UNDERSTANDING THE 'RIGHT TO THE CITY' FROM LOCAL'S PERSPECTIVE: FORCED EVICTIONS, RESETTLEMENT PROCESS AND CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN DELHI SLUMS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 11 (November 2018), 6279-6290. Accessed November, 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=439.

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Abstract:
India is urbanizing at a pace faster than ever. The ever increasing population in the Indian cities and the consequent increase in demands for supply of basic services like housing, water, sanitation, health, education etc. pose enormous challenges to the urban local governance institutions. The existing capacities and resources of most urban local governance institutions are over stretched. The situation is exacerbated due to lack of governance reforms leading to enormous deficits in the transparency, accountability and citizen participation- the hallmarks of any democratic governance institutions. The engagement of civil society organizing (CSO) is pivotal in making the urban local governance institutions transparent, accountable, and responsive participatory. However, the capacities of CSOs to engage and hold the urban local governance institutions are also limited. The present study focuses on the role of citizenship participation in urban governance and understanding how local communities see their 'rights to the city' with particular case study of Delhi's resettled colonies.