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Urban Risk Communication in India
A Study on Risk Construction and Governance in Ahmedabad
Reihe: HABITAT - INTERNATIONAL: Schriften zur internationalen Stadtentwicklung
Bd. 11, 344 S., 34.90 EUR, 34.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-10254-2
Poor slum dwellers are faced with manifold risks in cities. Based on a novel synthesis of sociological, cultural and planning theories, this study approaches the communication of risks from a socio-cultural perspective by taking into account the dimensions of power, justice, fairness, trust, as well as knowledge and rationality. It thus contributes to a better understanding of urban risk construction of poor communities in India in contrast to prevailing notions of urban authorities. The book is useful for practitioners and scholars who want to explore new horizons in the study of risk management.
The author is an urban planner and anthropologist teaching at the International Spatial Planning Centre, TU Dortmund University, Germany. His current research interests include the study of cultural dimensions of development, urban planning and climate change, governance and community participation.