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The Legal Right to Housing in India, Paperback / softback Book

The Legal Right to Housing in India Paperback / softback


This book on constructing a legal right to housing in India seeks to achieve three ends: first, examine the costs incurred in translating a moral right into the language of the law; second, unpack the ways in which existing law and policy impact the realisation of the right to housing and situate any attempt to legally guarantee the right within this context; and finally, begin thinking through the many complexities that will arise should the right be articulated within the law.

A comprehensive chronology of central housing law and policy provides the descriptive background for this analytical text, while also acting as a rich introductory resource on the subject.

Asserting a need as a right and then seeking legislative recognition for the right is a formula often used in rights struggles.

This book takes a critical look at this process, in order to facilitate informed engagement with the law.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 250 pages, Worked examples or Exercises
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sociology
  • ISBN: 9781108720274



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