The micro-politics of urban transformation in the context of globalisation: a case study of Gurgaon, India

Chatterji, Tathagata (2013) The micro-politics of urban transformation in the context of globalisation: a case study of Gurgaon, India. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 36 2: 273-287. doi:10.1080/00856401.2012.739272

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Author Chatterji, Tathagata
Title The micro-politics of urban transformation in the context of globalisation: a case study of Gurgaon, India
Journal name South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0085-6401
1479-0270
Publication date 2013
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00856401.2012.739272
Volume 36
Issue 2
Start page 273
End page 287
Total pages 15
Place of publication Melbourne Australia
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Through a case study on Gurgaon in the state of Haryana, this article explores how local
political factors, the rural–urban divide and conflicts between multiple tiers of government
influenced the governance process of a globalising urban region in India. In two decades,
Gurgaon was transformed from a small rural town to a global hub for the outsourcing
industry. This real estate sector-driven rapid urban makeover, through conversion of periurban
agricultural land to create production and consumption spaces for the new economy, is
leading to a fragmented landscape that contains glaring inequalities. The everyday tensions
and contradictions of this transitional journey, which came sharply into focus with the
formation of a new municipal corporation, form the immediate backdrop of the study.

Keyword Urban transformation
Local politics
Rural urban divide
Gurgaon
Q-Index Code C1
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Additional Notes Published online: 09 Jul 2013

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
Official 2014 Collection
 
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