Jaideep Gupte - Research Fellow
Vulnerability and Poverty Reduction
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Central and South Asia; Sub Saharan Africa; Bangladesh; India; Nigeria.
Jaideep Gupte is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, where his research is on urban violence, poverty and development. He was formerly a Research Fellow at the Urban Design Research Institute, Mumbai.
Other research interests and expertise include micro-level politics and economics of slum resettlement, informal justice/security in slums, and using GIS/GPS aided mobile data collection platforms for spatial research.He occasionally contributes opinion pieces and reports to Indian national dailies.
He has primary research experience in South Asia (India, Bangladesh, Nepal) and sub-Saharan Africa (Sudan, Nigeria).
Tackling Urban Violence in Mumbai and Cape Town through Citizen Engagement and Community Action
Urban violence is an urgent and growing problem in many cities across the world. It comes in a multitude of forms such as gender-based violence, gangs and drug-related violence, police violence, religious riots, vigilante groups, and others. More details
Understanding ‘Urban Youth’ and the Challenges they face in Sub-Saharan Africa: Unemployment, Food Insecurity and Violent Crime
Much of Africa is urbanising fast and its young population is projected to constitute the largest labour force in the world. While urbanisation can be linked closely with economic development, we also know that it is the least developed countries that have younger populations than the rest of the world. More details
Key Challenges of Security Provision in Rapidly Urbanising Contexts: Evidence from Kathmandu Valley and Terai Regions of Nepal
We know that urban violence not only affects people’s health and wellbeing, it has a devastating impact on the social fabric and economic prospects of entire cities. It can also set recursive cycles of vulnerability in motion – violence-affected individuals find it increasingly harder to be gainfully employed, while poverty is sustained through inter generational transfers. More details
The Potential and Limits of the ‘Resilience Agenda’ in Peri-urban Contexts
Today, it is acknowledged that peri-urban space plays a critical and increasing role role is still poorly understood and peri-urban areas are rarely recognised in the in relation to urban expansion. Yet this different relevant decision-making spheres, leading to the political and economic marginalisation of peri-urban residents, who are often among the poor. More details
Policing Urban Violence: Lessons from South Asia
As densely populated urban centres emerge as economic powerhouses where global GDP is concentrated, they are also increasingly vulnerable to shocks of violence and insecurity. More details
Exploring the Potential and Limits of the Resilience Agenda in Rapidly Urbanising Contexts
More than half the world’s population now live in urban areas. In developing countries, these areas will become home to almost all of the projected 50 per cent population growth that will occur between now and 2030, swelling urban populations by a further 1.3 billion by 2030 and 2.5 billion by 2050 (GMR 2013). More details
CALL FOR PAPERS: Rethinking Urbanisation and Equity in Asia: Harnessing the Potential of Urban Living for All Children
This multi-disciplinary conference seeks to investigate and explore the question of how issues of urban inclusion can be addressed to support equitable access to services and livelihood options, particularly for the most marginalised and excluded children in Asia. More details
Urban Settings as an Opportunity for Realizing All Child Rights
This brief focuses on the challenges posed by urban poverty and exclusion, and the need to ensure that urban settings live up to their potential for realizing the rights of all children as the region continues to develop rapidly. More details
How Do Endemic Riots Affect Poor Urban Households? New Data From India
Policy Brief 4 emerging from the ESRC- DfID funded project "Agency and Governance in the Context of Civil Conflict" More details
Households Amidst Urban Riots: The Economic Consequences of Civil Violence in India
Published as part of the Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) series, the objective of this paper is to uncover the determinants of riot victimisation in India. The analysis is based on a unique survey collected by the authors in March-May 2010 in Maharashtra. More details
The Agency and Governance of Urban Battlefields: How Riots Alter Our Understanding of Adequate Urban Living
For the first time in close to 100 years, India reports higher population growth in its urbanised areas than across its vast rural landscape. However, a confluence of vast urbanisation and scarcity of resources has implied heightened levels of localised violence, centred in and around already impoverished neighbourhoods. This therefore has a disproportionate impact in further marginalising poor communities, and is at odds with the notion that cities are incontestably and inevitably the context of sustained poverty eradication. More details
What’s Civil About Intergroup Violence? Five Inadequacies of Communal and Ethnic Constructs of Urban Riots
The main question guiding this paper asks how our understanding of intergroup violence is altered when we explicitly engage with the agency to perpetrate violence at the individual level. More details
Extralegal Security and Policing for the Urban Dispossessed in Mumbai
Gupte, J., 'Extralegal Security and Policing for the Urban Dispossessed in Mumbai' More details
Urbanizing Citizenship: Contested Spaces in Indian Cities
Urbanizing Citizenship: Contested Spaces in Indian Cities More details
Civil Violence in India: Micro-Level Foundations and Welfare Consequences
Paper read at Ten Years of War against Poverty: What Have We Learned Since 2000 and What Should We Do 2010-2020?, 8-10th September, at Manchester, UK. It was produced as part of the The Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC). This was an international partnership of universities, research institutes and NGOs, which completed its ten-year programme in 2011 More details
Civil Violence in Maharashtra: Micro-Level Foundations and Welfare Consequences
Published by the Chronic Poverty Research Centre, this paper was presented at the 'Ten Years of War against Poverty' Conference in Manchester, UK on the 8 -10 September 2010. More details
Security Provision in Slum Re-Settlement Schemes in Mumbai: A Case Study of the Lallubhai Compound Settlement, Mankhurd
Linking Urban Vulnerability, Infra-Power and 'Communal' Violence: Extralegal Security and Policing in Nagpada, Mumbai
Paper read at 9th Annual Global Development Network Conference on Security for Development: Confronting Threats to Survival and Safety January 29th-31st, at Brisbane, Australia. More details
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