Citizenship at Sea: Environmental Displacement and State Relations in the Indian Sundarbans

Author: 
Arne Harms
Publisher: 
Economic and Political Weekly
Tipo de publicación: 
Status: 
Purchase
Idioma de la publicación: 
Español
País: 
India
Year of Publication: 
2017

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Source: Economic & Political Weekly 52 (33): 69–76

Coastal erosions in the Sundarbans have not only dismantled infrastructure and place-based relations, but also adversely affected citizen’s abilities to make claims on the state and to translate these claims into desired outcomes, effecting a “corrosion of citizenship at the margins” which entails waning influence on bureaucratic decisions and, concomitantly, the fading of citizenship rights in practice.