"The (Un)Making of Policy in the Shadow of the World Bank: Mumbai Urban Transport Project, Infrastructure Development and Urban Resettlement"
Institute Colloquium Winter 2010/11
- Date: Oct 20, 2010
- Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
- Speaker: Shalini Randeria (University of Zurich/Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Göttingen)
- Shalini Randeria is Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Zurich. Currently she is a Fellow at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg, University of Göttingen.
- Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
- Room: Library Hall
For more details please contact esser(at)mmg.mpg.de.
The new architecture of global urban governance entails an increasing transnationalisation of policy-making, which involves international institutions, private industry/builders and NGOs besides the state. This proliferation of actors and arena of governance is ambivalent in its effects on state sovereignty and citizenship rights. The paper delineates some of these shifts using ethnographic material from a World Bank financed ongoing urban infrastructure project in the city of Mumbai, India.