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dc.contributor.authorHaritas, Kaveri*
dc.contributor.editorSweetman, Carolineen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T10:16:03Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T10:16:03Zen
dc.date.issued2008-11-04en
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13552070802465300en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/131680en
dc.descriptionThis article examines the women's quota at the local governance level in urban India, using several case studies of women municipal councillors, to question the evidently low numbers of poor and marginalised women amongst them. It examines issues of class, caste, and religion that have a direct impact on the access of poor women to quotas reserved for them at the local government level. The objective of this work is to draw attention to the specific ways in which women are constrained at the pre-election stage, resulting in an elite capture of the women's quota in India, indicating the need for further research and study on this issue. This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the <a href="http://www.genderanddevelopment.org">Gender and Development</a> website.en
dc.format.extent12en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/poverty-and-marginalisation-challenges-to-poor-womens-leadership-in-urban-india-131680
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectGovernance and citizenship
dc.titlePoverty and marginalisation: challenges to poor women's leadership in urban Indiaen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221en
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryIndiaen
oxfam.subject.keywordGender and Development Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordGaD
prism.issuenameGender, Development, and Leadershipen
prism.number3en
prism.volume16en
dc.year.issuedate2008en


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