Entrepreneurial Urbanism in India: The Politics of Spatial Restructuring and Local Contestation

Entrepreneurial Urbanism in India: The Politics of Spatial Restructuring and Local Contestation

by Kanekanti Chandrashekar Smitha (Editor)

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Entrepreneurial Urbanism in India: The Politics of Spatial Restructuring and Local Contestation by Kanekanti Chandrashekar Smitha

Through the analysis of Indian metropolises, this volume critiques the reality of “entrepreneurial governance” that has emerged as a major urban development practice in cities of the global south. In neoliberal India, the use of management rhetoric in urban development has rapidly led to the growth of urban/peri-urban structures and spaces that are supposedly “smart” and “entrepreneurial”, which are networked within global systems of production, finance, technology/ telecommunication, culture and politics.

Through diverse empirical evidence from India, particularly from the metropolises of New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai, this volume focuses on the fallout of the deployment of “entrepreneurial governance” practices at national, state and local levels. Foremost, it explores the impact of specific institutional and organizational reorientations and changing urban spatial landscapes at the local level; secondly, it discusses the socio-economic implications of rollback of the state and involvement of non-state organizations in governance as part of urban entrepreneurialism; further, it discusses the regulation of urban development projects by local governments and the impact of "entrepreneurial governance" for citizens, often resulting in social exclusion and inequality. Finally, it explores the inherent contradictions within political and institutional landscapes that can be described as “entrepreneurial”.

Written by scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, and focusing on different facets of entrepreneurial governance in Indian metropolises, this book is of interest to researchers of urban politics, public policy, urban sociology, anthropology, urban geography, planning and architecture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789811022357
Publisher: Springer Singapore
Publication date: 12/05/2016
Edition description: 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Smitha Kanekanti Chandrashekar is Research Scientist at the Centre for Research in Urban Affairs (CRUA), Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru, India. Her research focuses mainly on urban governance, service delivery, urban poverty, urban informality, urban political economy and urban political ecology. She has a PhD in Political Science & Public Administration from the Institute for Social and Economic Change (through the University of Mysore). Her doctoral research examined urban governance and service delivery of water supply and sanitation in Bengaluru, assessing the impact of neoliberal urban sector reforms on service delivery and equity. Over the past several years, she has been actively engaged in varied urban research projects such as structure of Indian metropolises, rural-urban migration, urban deprivation, urban infrastructure, urban poor and urban land governance from interdisciplinary perspective. She has published several book chapters and articles in peer reviewed journals.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Entrepreneurial Urbanism in India: A Framework Smitha Kanekanti Chandrasekhar.- Part I: Urban Governance and Institutions.- Chapter 2: Introducing Urban Entrepreneurialism in India: An Analysis of Programmatic Interventions Debolina Kundu.- Chapter 3: Entrepreneurial Governance in a resilient city: Bengaluru, India Sudhira H.S..- Part II: Political Economy of Urbanisation.- Chapter 4: From Hierarchy to Heterarchy: Moving Beyond Entrepreneurial, Governance, Municipal Reforms Programme in Karnataka, India Anjali Karol.- Chapter 5: “Speculative Spaces”: The Material Practices of Urban Entrepreneurialism Bhuvaneswari Raman.- Chapter 6: The Politics of Entrepreneurial Vision Group Plans and their impact at the Local (government) Level, Bengaluru Vinay Baindur.- Part III: Urban Inclusion and Exclusion.- Chapter 7: Remaking the ‘mohalla’: Muslim basti-dwellers and Entrepreneurial Urbanism in Mumbai Qudsiya Contractor.- Chapter 8: Fragile Entrepreneurialism: The Mumbai Airport Slum Redevelopment Project Xuefei Ren.- Chapter 9: Planning their own homes in Entrepreneurial City: The Capacities of urban poor and the constraints of public policy Swetha Rao Dhananka.- Chapter 10: Spatial Reproduction of Urban Poverty in Entrepreneurial City: Bengaluru, India Smitha Kanekanti Chandrasekhar.

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