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About Persis Taraporevala

Persis Taraporevala is a Research Associate with the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. Her primary research interest has been governance which she has studied through the lens of decentralised indigenous forest conservation processes in India and the theoretical underpinnings of citizenship in the urban context.

Articles by Persis Taraporevala

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Creating subjects in Lavasa: the private city

Through a process of devolution to private enterprises, a number of private cities are emerging across the Indian landscape. While private cities have been lauded by some as symbolic of a modern, global India, their impact on the nature of democracy and citizenship in the emerging city remains a contentious issue.

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