Deep democracy : urban governmentality and the horizon of politics

  title={Deep democracy : urban governmentality and the horizon of politics},
  author={Arjun Appadurai},
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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