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Securing the Majority: Living through Uncertainty in Jakarta

Simone, AbdouMaliq and Rao, Vyjayanthi. 2012. Securing the Majority: Living through Uncertainty in Jakarta. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 36(2), pp. 315-335. ISSN 0309-1317 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Drawing on research in Jakarta, this article reconsiders the importance of heterogeneous economic practices in the remaking of central-city districts in ways that provide ongoing platforms of residence and operation for residents from wide-ranging walks of life. The emphasis on good governance and rights-based discourses have sometimes occluded the operations of urban real economies that, even if waning in the face of the proliferation of mega-developments, constitute the critical capacity of the majority of urban residents' efforts to secure a viable place in the city.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2427.2011.01028.x

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
March 2012Published

Item ID:

9111

Date Deposited:

14 Oct 2013 12:36

Last Modified:

14 Oct 2013 12:36

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/9111
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