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Seeing and Governing Street Hawkers Like a Fragmented Metropolitan State

  • Seth SchindlerEmail author
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Part of the Exploring Urban Change in South Asia book series (EUCS)

Abstract

This chapter examines the governance of street hawking, and demonstrates that the state is fragmented and power is disbursed among a range of officials and interest groups. This explains how it can simultaneously be the primary threat to street hawkers and a potential benefactor. I show that the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill represents a new way of “seeing” and acting upon hawkers, and could encourage hawkers to make lawful claims to urban space.

Keywords

Street hawkers Discipline Governance Informal sector Livelihoods 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of Sheffield, Firth CourtSheffield, South YorkshireUK

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