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Negotiating Terrain in Local Governance

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This book explores and analyses women's participation in local urban governance in West Bengal, India. It is developed from empiri... Lire la suite
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This book explores and analyses women's participation in local urban governance in West Bengal, India. It is developed from empirical research with in-depth understanding of ground situations of freedom, functioning and obstacles of women councilors in India. The central idea of this book revolves around two central research questions: 1. How are women's positions and spaces changing due to their political participation in the urban local governance? and 2. What are the major hurdles they face in their day to day lives barring their emancipation?

The main strength of the book lies in the in-depth grounded research in four small cities (Darjiling, Balurghat, Raniganj and Hugli-Chinsurah) using both quantitative and qualitative research methods. This volume can be considered as a reference book for Gender Studies, Women's Studies, Urban Governance, Women and Policy Research, Gender Development Studies.

Explores the complexity around women's position in politics and governance

Based on empirical research in four cities in West Bengal, India

Highlights stories of women who have risen to power

Gopa Samanta works as Professor at the Department of Geography, The University of Burdwan. Currently she is also in additional charge of Director, UGC-HRDC, The University of Burdwan. Her research interests cut across the fields of Urban, Gender, and Water. She has carried out research in Eastern India with interdisciplinary methodologies and collaborative research team under the financial assistance from different national and international institutions such as the ICSSR, Ford Foundation, World Bank, Australia India Institute and INR-France, IRD-France. As a geographer, she has passion for undertaking in-depth and field-based empirical research. She acted as the 'Gender Chair' of the Paris Sorbonne University, France in 2016. She was visiting fellow at Paris Diderot University, France (May-June 2018), Australian National University, Australia (May 2018 and October-November-December 2004) and French Institute of Pondicherry (October 2005 and October 2006), India. Her co-authored book Dancing with the River: People and Life on the Chars of South Asia has been published from Yale University Press. She has contributed immensely through publishing journal articles and book chapters. She acts as peer reviewer of articles in academically acclaimed journals such as Community Development Journal, Development in Practice, ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, Economic and Political Weekly, Contemporary South Asia, Local Environment, Built Environment etc. Her detailed profile on teaching and research are available at the Burdwan University website. She is dedicated to disseminate the knowledge of Social science in general and Geography in particular beyond the classroom and academic community. To reach the wider audience, she contributes highly to popular writing in provincial language through news articles and other popular magazine articles in Bengali. She is passionate in mentoring PhD students coming from peripheral locations.Riya Banerjee was a Research Fellow in the Department of Geography, The University of Burdwan for five years ending in 2018. Presently, she is posted as a Sub-Inspector of Schools under School Education Department, Government of West Bengal, India. Her research interests are in the fields of Gender studies, Urban and Environmental studies. She has carried out her research on women in Local Governance for more than five years and recently has been awarded Ph.D. in 2019. She has presented research papers in different national and international seminars and conferences. She has publications in National and International Journals and in edited volumes as book chapters. Besides writing in English, she has also written in Bengali and in popular magazines to reach out common people outside academia.

List of Abbreviations
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Historical Background of Women in Governance
Chapter 3: Profile and Background of the Councillors
Chapter 4: Socio-Cultural Spaces and Quality of Life of Women Councillors
Chapter 5: Capability of the Women Councillors
Chapter 6: Comparison of Functioning of Women and Men Councillors
Chapter 7: Citizen's Perception and Assessment: Gender Matters
Chapter 8: Gender and Intersectionality: Complex World of Women Councillors

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Negotiating Terrain in Local Governance
Code EAN: 9783030606626
Format: Livre Relié
Producteur: Springer International Publishing
Editeur: Springer, Berlin
Genre: Sciences de la terre
nombre de pages: 203
Poids: 542g
Taille: H235mm x B235mm x T155mm
Auflage: 1st ed. 2020