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Assorted City
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Assorted City
Equity, Justice, and Politics in Urban Services Delivery

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August 2015 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

A rare piece of research on the game of urban services delivery in an Indian metropolis.

Assorted City makes an important contribution to urban planning discourses in India by offering an in-depth conceptual and theoretical insight to address theory–practice dichotomy. A unique work on urban services delivery in an Indian city, it narrates how equity and justice are manipulated in the process. It captures generic urban processes in three ways: the questions it raises about planning, the multifaceted methodological perspective it introduces, and the commitment it underlines toward social justice and equity in a democracy. 

This book explores and exposes the interplay between urban existence and the politics of service delivery.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction
 
I: POSITIONS AND PROPOSITIONS
 
Ideology, Policy, and Governmentality
 
Planning and Its Practices of Delivery
 
Politics of Distribution
 
II: POLITICS OF DISTRIBUTION IN WATER SUPPLY
 
Physical Setting and the Method of Study
 
Socioeconomic Spaces and Property Rights
 
Water Supply and Socioeconomic Spaces
 
Water Supply, Political Funding, and Socioeconomic Spaces
 
III: ASSORTED CITY
 
Politics of Practices, Its Ambiguity, and Governmentality
 
Equity Mosaics and Assorted City
 
Select Bibliography
 
Index

This is a well-organized research work on the game of municipal service delivery in an Indian metropolis by Suptendu Biswas…the book is a pioneering attempt that challenges widespread binary narratives on Indian cities.

Social Action, Vol. 66 (Issue XX), July- September, 2016

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