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Antinomies of Empowerment Observations on Civil Society, Politics and Urban Governance in India

@article{Harriss2007AntinomiesOE,
  title={Antinomies of Empowerment Observations on Civil Society, Politics and Urban Governance in India},
  author={J. Harriss},
  journal={Economic and Political Weekly},
  year={2007},
  volume={42},
  pages={2716-2724}
}
  • J. Harriss
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • Economic and Political Weekly
Since the 1990s, and coinciding with the onset of liberalisation, a “new politics” aimed at associating the hitherto disempowered with aspects of governance appears to have taken shape across India’s urban, especially its metropolitan, centres. “Civil society” organisations that seek to make politics more accountable to the “consumer citizen”, are invariably, as this study based in the city of Chennai argues, middle class dominated, and while working to bridge the democratic gap between the… Expand

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