Governing Megacities In Emerging Countries

Author: Dominique Lorrain
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317125622
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Megacities are a new phenomenon in history. The fact that many of them are in emerging countries deepens the challenges of governing these spaces. Can these vast, complex entities, rife with inequalities and divisions, be governed effectively? For researchers, the answer has often been no. The approach developed in this work focuses on the material city and its institutions and shows that, without recourse to a big new theory, urban leaders have devised mechanisms of ordinary government. They have done so through the resolution of practical and essential problems: providing electricity, drinking water, sanitation, transportation. Three findings emerge from this book. Infrastructure networks help to structure cities and function as mechanisms of cohesion. Megacities become more governable if there is a legitimate authority capable of making choices. Finally, anarchic urbanisation has its roots in systems of land ownership, in inadequate urban planning and in the practices of developers and local actors. In the originality of its hypotheses and the precision of the analyses carried out in the four case study cities of Shanghai, Mumbai, Cape Town and Santiago de Chile, this work is addressed to all those interested in the life of cities: politicians, local and central government officials, executives in urban companies, researchers and students.

The Sage Handbook Of The 21st Century City

Author: Suzanne Hall
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473987105
Size: 21.80 MB
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Tackling the questions raised by twenty-first century urbanization, this handbook engages with contemporary debates and contributions to policy as well as looking at recent empirical and methodological shifts in the area

New Forms Of Urban Governance In India

Author: I S A Baud
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 8132101391
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This work looks at the impact of decentralization on local governance arrangements and citizen participation in urban democracy processes in India. To analyse the various issues, it includes case studies from the major cities throughout the country. New Forms of Urban Governance in India: Shifts, Models, Networks and Contestations examines how local governments work together with other actors in governing mega cities in India, especially in view of globalization and internal transformation processes. It analyses whether new forms of governance open up opportunities for more participatory urban governance and improved service delivery, with positive implications for poor groups in the cities. The articles in the collection deal with two major processes—bringing the government closer to citizens through decentralization, and working with private sector and civil society groups in providing urban services. Participation of the rich and the poor in local democratic processes, and the relations between local and city planning are focussed. Students and academics involved in Urban Studies, Economics and Development Studies and the study of Local Governance will find the work valuable.

Emerging Trends In India China Relations

Author: Mohan Guruswamy
Publisher: Hope India Publications
ISBN: 9788178711010
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This book is an assemblage of the papers and reports presented at a two-day seminar on the Emerging Trends in India-China Relations held under the aegis of the Centre for Policy Alternatives, New Delhi (April 13 and 14, 2006). The papers and reports presented at the seminar by the experts like Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar, Rear Admiral (Retd.) Raja Menon, Ambassador (Retd.) C. V. Rangnathan, and Chinese Ambassador to India H.E. Sun Yuxi, related to issues of contemporary significance and immediate relevance, such as the Border issue, Non-Proliferation, Energy Security, Foreign Policy and so on. Each write-up here is thoroughly researched and provides an in-depth analysis of the bilateral relationship.

Local And National Governance

Author: Natalie Züfle
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656026955
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Essay from the year 2008 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Development Politics, grade: 1,0, Free University of Berlin (Center for Global Politics), course: Megacities, language: English, abstract: Through a progressed decentralization of governance, Berlin has the opportunity to design and implement policies that meet the specific needs of its residents. Nevertheless, the strict requirements set by supranational institutions often create a conflict between the desires of different groups, especially with regard to global competitiveness and environmental protection.

Organizing And Managing In The Era Of Globalization

Author: Pritam Singh
Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited
ISBN: 9788132102465
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This book discusses the issues and challenges of organizing and managing in the context of a globalized world. It provides insights and perspectives on the realities of organization in a world where governance structures, organizational processes, management practices, and employment relations are in a vortex of transformation. It analyzes the political, economic, sociological, cultural, institutional, and legal factors that shape these realities.

Planning Urban Growth

Author: Natalie Züfle
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 365602698X
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Essay from the year 2008 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Development Politics, grade: 1,0, Free University of Berlin (Center for Global Politics), course: Megacities, language: English, abstract: Altogether, there are numerous distinct challenges. City planning and managing styles have to vary across regions depending on the respective political contexts and given factors challenging the governance of those places. Hence, some policies result in more multi-level governance, while others are rather state-centred – but with governance being always “under reconstruction” (Newman and Thornley 2004, p. 38).

Routledge Handbook Of Human Security

Author: Mary Martin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134619804
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This Handbook will serve as a standard reference guide to the subject of human security, which has grown greatly in importance over the past twenty years. Human security has been part of academic and policy discourses since it was first promoted by the UNDP in its 1994 Human Development Report. Filling a clear gap in the current literature, this volume brings together some of the key scholars and policy-makers who have contributed to its emergence as a mainstream concept, including Nobel prize winner Amartya Sen and Sadako Ogata, who jointly chaired the 2001 Commission on Human Security. Drawing upon a range of theoretical and empirical analyses, the Handbook provides examples of the use of human security in policies as diverse as disaster management, arms control and counter-terrorism, and in different geographic and institutional settings from Asia to Africa, and the UN. It also raises important questions about how the concept might be adapted and operationalised in future. Over the course of the book, the authors draw on three key aspects of human security thinking: Theoretical issues to do with defining human security as a specific discourse Human security from a policy and institutional perspective, and how it is operationalised in different policy and geographic contexts Case studies and empirical work Featuring some of the leading scholars in the field, the Routledge Handbook of Human Security will be essential reading for all students of human security, critical security, conflict and development, peace and conflict studies, and of great interest to students of international security and IR in general. ?