Informal Markets, Livelihood and Politics: Street vendors in urban India, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Informal Markets, Livelihood and Politics

Street vendors in urban India, 1st Edition

By Debdulal Saha

Routledge India

242 pages

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Low industrial growth, declining agricultural sector and limited expansion of formal sector employment in India have increasingly forced the poor to take recourse to informal sources of livelihoods. Street vending is one such thriving source of self-employment across cities. This book delves into the sustenance and survival strategies of street ven

Table of Contents

Boxes. Tables. Foreword Sharit Bhowmik. Preface. Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Introduction: Street Vending in Informal Economy 1. Street Vendors in Urban India: An Overview 2. Informal Markets: Structure, Characteristics and Sustenance 3. Public Space, Politics and Survival Strategies 4. Livelihood Insecurity, Uncertainty and Vulnerability 5. Negotiations, Organisations and Collective Bargaining 6. Legislating Street Vending: Challenges and Alternative Development Bibliography. Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
POL028000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOC026030
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies