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Bonds, Battles and Social Capital: Power and the Mediation of Water Insecurity in Peri-Urban Gurgaon, India

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Management Development Institute, Gurgaon 122007, India
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Public Administration and Policy Group, Wageningen University and Research, 6706 KN Wageningen, The Netherlands
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Save the Children, 110065 New Delhi, India
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Water 2019, 11(8), 1607; https://doi.org/10.3390/w11081607
Received: 13 December 2018 / Revised: 28 July 2019 / Accepted: 30 July 2019 / Published: 2 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Water Resources Management and Governance)
This article describes the role of social capital and power as a significant underlying factor influencing water security in peri-urban Gurgaon. The article shows how differential access to social capital shapes differential access to water. In peri-urban contexts, communities that lack access to water mobilise their social capital to enhance their water security. We use the concepts of power and social capital to explain how the actors interact in peri-urban Gurgaon, paying attention to which social groups are powerful and how the powerless use social capital to adapt to changing resource access and usage. We conclude by drawing theoretical- and policy-relevant insights from the field. View Full-Text
Keywords: social capital; power; peri-urban; water security; Gurgaon; India social capital; power; peri-urban; water security; Gurgaon; India
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Narain, V.; Vij, S.; Dewan, A. Bonds, Battles and Social Capital: Power and the Mediation of Water Insecurity in Peri-Urban Gurgaon, India. Water 2019, 11, 1607.

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