eBook Megacity Slums: Social Exclusion, Space And Urban Policies In Brazil And India, 1st Edition

  • Published By: Imperial College Press
  • ISBN-10: 1908979607
  • ISBN-13: 9781908979605
  • DDC: 307.3364
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 464 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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This book looks at slums and social exclusion in the four major megacities of India and Brazil, and analyzes the interrelationships between urban policies and housing and environmental issues. In Delhi, Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro and San Paulo, the challenges they pose have spurred public actors into action through housing, rehabilitation and conservation programs, not to mention civil society and the inhabitants themselves. On the other hand, one must wonder whether these challenges were partly created by the deficiencies of these very public actors and civil society, be it their lack of intervention (as advocates of government intervention would argue), or the flaws and inadequacies of their actions (as supporters of the free market would suggest). Are policies alleviating or aggravating social exclusion? This book explores these questions and more.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Introduction: Social Exclusion, Space and Urban Policies in Brazil and India.
2: National and Urban Contexts of the Four Metropolises.
3: The Right of the City or the Right to the City?.
4: Public Policies and the “Treatment” of Slums.
5: Public Policies, Environment and Social Exclusion.
6: Local and Translocal Systems of Actors.
7: Slum Demolition: Impact on the Affected Families, and Coping Strategies.
8: Acting from the Slums: Questioning Social Movement and Resistance.
9: Conclusion: Spatial Justice, Exclusion and Urban Policies in Brazil and India.