Dataset: Urbanizing India: Urbanization, Exclusion and Climate Challenges, 2016

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Abstract

India will face three related social challenges in the coming decades: Managing an inclusive and peaceful transition from rural to urban society, ensuring sustained social and economic inclusion and tackling environmental change. While often conceived of as disparate, urbanization processes are embedded in complex and interacting ethnic, religious and political contexts that shape India's inclusiveness, security, and prosperity. Environmentally induced rural resource scarcity may be driving migration to cities; new groups in densely populated urban settlements may exacerbate social tensions; and the areas most vulnerable to the effects of climate change are often informal urban and peri-urban areas. The questions were answered from a multi-disciplinary perspective using mixed methodologies, drawing upon previous project team expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research projects in India. Three separate research packages explored: (1) Urban Expansion (2) Exclusion and Inequality (3) Environmental Change.

The data are includes surveydata and replication data files for:
Wischnath, Gerdis and Halvard Buhaug. 2014. Rice or riots: On food production and conflict severity across India.  
Wischnath, Gerdis and Halvard Buhaug. 2014. On climate variability and civil war in Asia.

Data are freely available for downloading.

Variable Groups

Full Title

Urbanizing India: Urbanization, Exclusion and Climate Challenges, 2016

Identification Number

NSD2352

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Buhaug, Halvard Peace Research Institute Oslo

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Buhaug, Halvard Peace Research Institute Oslo PRIO Principal Investigator

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2016 Halvard Buhaug, PRIO

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
The Research Council of Norway RCN 225944

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data NSD

Version

Date: 2016-10-25

Notes

Original data from Halvard Buhaug, Peace Research Institute Oslo are documented and prepared, first NSD-version.

Bibliographic Citation

"Urbanizing India: Urbanization, Exclusion and Climate Challenges, 2016". Data collected by Halvard Buhaug, Peace Research Institute Oslo. First NSD edition, Bergen 2016.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
2013-03 2016-03

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
2013 2016

Country

India  (IN)

Geographic Coverage

Country

Unit of Analysis

Other

Kind of Data

Other

Time Method

Cross-sectional survey

Data Collector

Buhaug, Halvard, Peace Research Institute Oslo  (PRIO)

Mode of Data Collection

Other

Location

Availability Status

Data are freely available for downloading.

Extent of Collection

4 data file(s); different formats can be made.

Restrictions

Data are freely available for downloading.

Citation Requirement

Users are obliged to refer to producer and distributor of the data by writing the following in forewords or footnotes in eventual publications:
"(Some of) the data applied in the analysis in this publication are based on "Urbanizing India: Urbanization, Exclusion and Climate Challenges, 2016". The survey was financed by The Reasearch Council of Norway. The data are provided by Halvard Buhaug, Peace Research Institute Oslo and prepared and made available by NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data. Neither Halvard Buhaug, Peace Research Institute Oslo, The Research Council of Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

Disclaimer

Neither Halvard Buhaug, Peace Research Institute Oslo, The Research Council of Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

Related Materials

Supplementary material. On Climate Variability and Civil War in Asia

Wischnath, Gerdis and Halvard Buhaug (2014) Supplementary Material. On Climate Variability and Civil War in Asia. Climatic Change (2014), doi 10.1007/s10584-013-1004-0

Supplementary material for Rice or riots: On food production and conflict severity across India

Wischnath, Gerdis and Halvard Buhaug (2014) Supplementary material for Rice or riots: On food production and conflict severity across India (2014), doi: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2014.07.004

Related Publications

Rice or riots: On food production and conflict severity across India.

Wischnath, Gerdis and Halvard Buhaug (2014) Rice or riots: On food production and conflict severity across India. Political Geography 43(6): 6–15.

On climate variability and civil war in Asia.

Wischnath, Gerdis og Halvard Buhaug (2014) On climate variability and civil war in Asia. Climatic Change 122(4): 709-721.

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