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Governing the Urban in China and India: Land Grabs, Slum Clearance, and the War on Air Pollution

Xuefei Ren


Urbanization is rapidly overtaking China and India, the two most populous countries in the world. One-sixth of humanity now lives in either a Chinese or Indian city. This transformation has unleashed enormous pressures on land use, housing, and the environment. Despite the stakes, the workings of urban governance in China and India remain obscure and poorly understood. This book explores how China and India govern their cities and how their different styles of governance produce inequality and exclusion. Drawing upon historical comparative analyses and extensive fieldwork (in Beijing, Guangzho ... More

Keywords: China, urbanization, Indian cities, Chinese cities, urban governance, land acquisition, slum clearance, air pollution, urban growth, urban residents

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691203393
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691203393.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Xuefei Ren, author
Michigan State University