Understanding the Tipping Point of Urban Conflict
The study offers new insights into the dynamics of urban conflict and issues of wisdom on urban violence explaining the ‘tipping’ of urban conflict into overt violence in cities in the developing world; develop alternative violence reduction solutions for poor communities through identification of ‘tipping points’ and ‘violence chains’; and how poor communities’ can best introduce new codes of negotiation with violent social actors and local authorities, to ensure safer environments. This study focuses on four cities in Asia (Patna, India and Dili, Timor Leste), Africa (Nairobi, Kenya) and Latin America (Santiago, Chile), which have been associated with one or two factors conventionally linked with urban violence, namely, poverty, youth bulge, political exclusion and gender inequity. IHD conducted extensive quantitative and qualitative research in four slums in Patna, selected on the basis of various socio-economic indicators.
Further information can be found on the Understanding the Tipping Point of Urban Conflict website.
Project Sponsored by University of Manchester(UK)
Principle investigator: Caroline Moser, Director of the Global Urban Research Centre, University of Manchester.
Co-investigator: Dennis Rodgers, Senior Researcher, Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester.
Report Out: Institute for Human Development published the Policy Brief Report entitled Understanding the Tipping Point of Urban Conflict: Violence, Cities, and Poverty Reduction in the Developing World- A case of Patna, India
The University of Manchester research project “Understanding the Tipping Point of Urban Conflict: Violence, Cities, and Poverty Reduction in the Developing World” is funded by a grant from the 2nd ESRC-DFID call for Research on International Development. The research for the Patna case study was carried out collaboratively by the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI), and the Institute for Human Development (IHD), New Delhi.
Research Team (Patna, India) Project Directors: Dennis Rodgers and Shivani Satija Principal Authors: Dennis Rodgers, Shivani Satija
Project Output: Policy Brief Report- A case of Patna, India (In English) Policy Brief Report- A case of Patna, India (In Hindi) Full Report- A case of Patna, India
Interviews: Dennis Rodgers interviewed for the Aaj Savere (This Morning) chat show on the Indian National Television channel Doordashan National (DD-1), broadcast on 24 February 2012 Dennis Rodgers interviewed for the Doordarshan: PART 1 Dennis Rodgers interviewed for the Doordarshan: PART 2
Interview with researcher of Urban Tipping Point project: Shivani Satija (Shivani Satija, Institute for Human Development, India discusses the progress and findings of research in Patna, India for the Urban Tipping Point project)
Photo Gallery: Urban Tipping Point project, Patna
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