Ecology vs Housing and the Land Rights Movement in Guwahati

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dc.contributor.author Mahadevia, Darshini
dc.contributor.author Mishra, Aseem
dc.contributor.author Joseph, Yogi
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-13T19:20:45Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-13T19:20:45Z
dc.date.issued 2017-02
dc.identifier.citation Mahadevia, D., Mishra, A., Joseph, Y. (2017). Ecology vs Housing and the Land Rights Movement in Guwahati. Economic & Political Weekly, 52(7) en
dc.identifier.issn 2349-8846
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/56679
dc.description Abstract only en
dc.description.abstract Selective state interventions to mitigate natural disasters such as floods, the compulsions under which the urban poor inhabit ecologically marginal lands and in the case of Guwahati, the “encroachments” on wetlands and hills, have set the stage for conflict about housing rights, especially for those without legal land tenure. The “encroachments” of the poor are delegitimised and they become victims of eviction drives while encroachments by the state and the middle- and high-income classes on ecologically vulnerable areas are legitimised. In Guwahati, this has led to a cycle of violence and counter-violence. This paper sets this sequence of events against the historically contested land rights issue in a city with limited habitable land due to its natural ecology. en
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Economic & Political Weekly en
dc.subject NATURAL DISASTERS en
dc.subject URBAN POOR en
dc.subject ENCROACHMENT en
dc.subject URBAN CONFLICT en
dc.subject HOUSING RIGHTS en
dc.subject URBAN VIOLENCE en
dc.subject INDIA--GUWAHATI en
dc.subject INDIA en
dc.title Ecology vs Housing and the Land Rights Movement in Guwahati en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 107364
idrc.project.title Poverty, Inequality, and Violence in Urban India: Toward More Inclusive Urban Planning en
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idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
dc.relation.journal Economic & Political Weekly
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