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Title: A framework to analyse inclusiveness of urban policy
Authors: Biswas, Arindam
Published in: Cities
Abstract: From 2007 onwards, Indian policy planning follows the broad vision of achieving inclusive growth. All sectors of national development align their policy objectives towards this overall vision. Urban policy is one such crucial policy sector oversees by the Ministry of urban development. This paper analyses the urban policy and investigates its impact in achieving inclusive urban growth in India. The traditional methodology of analysing urban policy by utility or output has its own limitations. It only considers summary variables of policy (utility or benefits) but not the situational variation on ground. Further, it cannot quantify the precise time of the change in opportunities or ability occurred over time. So it cannot inform the moment when a policy achieves its objectives. The research employs human capability instead of utility to overcome the present limitations. The analysis methodology is adapted from Professor Amartya Sen's capability approach. Capability approach emphasises a shift in policy analysis from direct assistance to expansion of opportunities and eliminate circumstantial imperfection in governance. The approach aims towards empowering urban citizen, and advancement towards the direction of more self-reliance society. © 2018 Elsevier Ltd
Citation: Cities(2019), 87(): 174-184
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Keywords: Capability approach
Inclusive growth
Policy analysis
Real opportunity
Realised functioning
ISSN: 2642751
Author Scopus IDs: 57188827590
Author Affiliations: Biswas, A., Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Department of Architecture & Planning, Roorkee, 247667, India
Appears in Collections:Journal Publications [AR]

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