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Pipe politics, contested waters : embedded infrastructures of millennial Mumbai / Lisa Björkman.

By: Björkman, Lisa [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2015Description: xi, 281 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780822359692 (pbk.); 9780822359500 (hbk.); 9780822375210 (ebk.).Subject(s): Water-supply -- India -- Mumbai | Waterworks -- India -- Mumbai | Infrastructure (Economics) -- India -- Mumbai | Mumbai (India) -- Politics and government | India -- MumbaiGenre/Form: BUSINESS &​ ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.DDC classification: 363.610954792 BJO Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Introduction: embedded infrastructures "We got stuck in between" : unmapping the distribution network "The slum and building industry" : marketizing urban development "You can't stop development" : hydraulic shambles "It was like that from the beginning" : becoming a slum "No hydraulics are possible" : brokering water knowledge "Good doesn't mean you're honest" : corruption "If water comes it's because of politics" : power, authority, and hydraulic spectacle Conclusion: pipe politics Appendix: Department of Hydraulic Engineering
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-276) and index.

Introduction: embedded infrastructures
"We got stuck in between" : unmapping the distribution network
"The slum and building industry" : marketizing urban development
"You can't stop development" : hydraulic shambles
"It was like that from the beginning" : becoming a slum
"No hydraulics are possible" : brokering water knowledge
"Good doesn't mean you're honest" : corruption
"If water comes it's because of politics" : power, authority, and hydraulic spectacle
Conclusion: pipe politics
Appendix: Department of Hydraulic Engineering

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