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Urbanization, Common Property Resources and Gender Relations in a Peri-urban Context

ContributorsVij, Sumitorcid
Published inVision, vol. 18, no. 4, p. 339-347
Publication date2015-01-08
First online date2015-01-08
Abstract

The article reflects on the urbanization process and the social interactions that have played a role in diminishing access to common property resources (CPRs) for the vulnerable residents of the peri-urban Gurgaon. It emphasizes on the factors responsible for changing access and usage. Coupled with uncertain rainfall, these factors have reduced the dependence on and changed the usage of the CPRs in the two peri-urban villages—Budheda and Sadhrana. The article shares the field evidence of how social and political institutions shape access to resources affecting the livelihoods of the vulnerable groups, especially agriculture and animal husbandry. Lastly, it provides evidence of changing gender relations around the tasks of natural resource collection and use with increasing urbanization. These nuances raises the questions on the policy gaps based on the community perceptions and evidences in the field.

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VIJ, Sumit. Urbanization, Common Property Resources and Gender Relations in a Peri-urban Context. In: Vision, 2015, vol. 18, n° 4, p. 339–347. doi: 10.1177/0972262914553259
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