Shalini Randeria: Urban Governance and Policy-Making: An Ethnographic Perspective

As part of her stay as a visiting scientist at the SFB 700, Shalini Randeria gave a talk on the July 3rd 2014 titled  "Urban Governance and Policy Making -- An Ethnographic Perspective".

Prof. Randeria heads the Anthropology and Sociology of Development Department at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.

The focus areas of her research include, among others: globalisation and development, governance, legal pluralism and statehood, civil society and social movements. She holds the Mercator-Fellowship for the third funding period of the SFB and will visit us yearly from 2014 to 2017.

The talk was opening event of this collaboration. In its first part, the talk points to the numerous links between Randerias work and the research topics at the SFB. That is followed by a general insight into her research questions and motivations. The main part of the talk is concerned with Randerias current paper, in which she discusses the concept of limited statehood on the example of India. The talk is concluded with a open discussion.

Speaker: Prof. Shalini Randeria
Moderation: Eric Stollenwerk