Urban Risk Communication in India

A Study on Risk Construction and Governance in Ahmedabad

By Christoph Woiwode

Poor slum dwellers are faced with manifold risks in India's 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, and 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 will be useful for practitioners and scholars who want to explore new horizons in the study of risk management. (Series: HABITAT - INTERNATIONAL: Schriften der Habitat Unit, Fakult?t VI Planen Bauen Umwelt der TU Berlin - Vol. 11)

344 pages

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Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643102546