Delhi has become over the past two decades a laboratory of participative experiences (partly because the last two Chief ministers have placed participation at the centre of their politics, although they have defined participation differently). On the basis of the study of four types of participatory dispositives/procedures (wards committees, Bhagidari workshops, jan sunwais and mohalla sabhas) implemented in the capital city, the talk will reflect on the relationship of these participatory practices with urban democracy.
Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal is a research fellow (political science) in the Centre for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS), Paris. She studies the evolving forms of urban democracy in India. She has recently published “Political Representation in India: Enlarging the Perspective”, India Review, vol.15, n°2, 2016, pp. 163-171.
This is the ninety-third in a series of Urban Workshops planned by the Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH), New Delhi and Centre for Policy Research (CPR). These workshops seek to provoke public discussion on issues relating to the development of the city and try to address all its facets including its administration, culture, economy, society and politics. For further information, please contact: CSH at email@example.com, Partha Mukhopadhyay at firstname.lastname@example.org or Marie-Hélène Zerah at email@example.com