Deep democracy: urban governmentality and the horizon of politics

  title={Deep democracy: urban governmentality and the horizon of politics},
  author={A. Appadurai},
  journal={Environment & Urbanization},
  pages={23 - 43}
  • A. Appadurai
  • Published 2001
  • Economics
  • Environment & Urbanization
  • This paper describes the work of an alliance formed by three civic organizations in Mumbai to address poverty - the NGO SPARC, the National Slum Dwellers Federation and Mahila Milan, a cooperative representing women’s savings groups. It highlights key features of their work which include: putting the knowledge and capacity of the poor and the savings groups that they form at the core of all their work (with NGOs in a supporting role); keeping politically neutral and negotiating with whoever is… CONTINUE READING
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