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The Making of a 'Colony' in Karachi and the Politics of Regularisation

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dc.contributor.author Gazdar, Haris
dc.contributor.author Mallah, Hussain Bux
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-21T18:42:59Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-21T18:42:59Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8298
dc.description.abstract "Around half of Karachi’s population resides in localities that started life as unplanned settlements, which acquired different levels of security from eviction. This paper examines the relationship between demand-making by unplanned settlements and urban political process. It interprets the gradual transformation of a cluster originally on the geographic and social periphery of the city into a regularised colony through the lens of collective action. The diverse roles of migration, mobilisation, and collective identity which we find in individual stories and community histories, capture a range of processes and experiences within Karachi’s wide margin. The politics of regularisation thus offers a critical perspective on the dynamics of urban democracy." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject settlement en_US
dc.subject collective action en_US
dc.subject regulation en_US
dc.subject governance and politics en_US
dc.title The Making of a 'Colony' in Karachi and the Politics of Regularisation en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Pakistan en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 5 en_US

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