[URBANTH-L]advocacy planning/citizen participation and antipovertyefforts

Brinda.Dalal at parc.com Brinda.Dalal at parc.com
Tue Nov 8 17:17:42 EST 2005


The following might provide some insight in regard to women,
micro-credit, and housing and shelter issues in Bombay, India.

Arjun Appadurai's paper on Deep Democracy might be a useful start. A
draft version may be found here: http://www.sdinet.org/reports/r10.htm 

Appadurai discusses the work of the Non-Governmental Organization called
SPARC and affiliated organizations. SPARC's publications, which go back
to 1984, can be found here:
http://www.sparcindia.org/Frame/fpublications.html (Note that these do
not provide a critique as such)

In a similar vein, grassroots efforts on issues around shelter in South

Brinda Dalal

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[mailto:urbanth-l-bounces at lists.ysu.edu] On Behalf Of RAE BRIDGMAN
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I've just received the following query from a student in my department.
Can anyone suggest some useful leads?  Much appreciated---Rae Bridgman


"I am writing a paper which explores antipoverty efforts and whether
advocacy planning and citizen participation in the past have been
successful in incorporating concerns of the poor (including the
into some form of action. I will probably look at examples that have
unsuccessful and successful.  I was wondering if you would know of any
good sources (articles or books) that would be useful."

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