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Accumulation by Dispossession: Transformative Cities in the by Swapna Banerjee-Guha

By Swapna Banerjee-Guha

The modern regime of globalisation and neoliberalism is making a far-reaching effect on varied scales internationally. at the city scale it has ended in an immense transformation of town house, land use and reorganisation of the city governance. This ebook is a provocative exam of the modern city situation in numerous international locations, providing South Asian, North American and ecu views. Written through probably the most eminent theorists and social scientists of our time, the chapters hide severe empirical analyses of the modern transformation approaches of a number of towns and the comparable socio-economic implications.

The booklet makes a speciality of the serious spatial concern in those metropolises, reflecting contradictory tactics of inclusion and exclusion—a average attribute of the worldwide urban house. The above concern, the essays argue, is basically on the topic of the disjuncture among the ideology of neoliberalism, its daily practices and the similar societal results. Debunking the parable of homogenisation via globalisation, this quantity exposes a divided framework during which globalisation and neoliberalism paintings, resulting in expanding polarisation. there's a distinctive part that specializes in Mumbai, that's specifically proper to the learn of India's present city coverage and its wider ramifications.

The e-book could be super priceless for researchers and scholars of political economic climate, globalisation and improvement stories, city reviews, and for city planners, pros and concrete activists as well.

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