Peter Houtzager is a Political Scientist and Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), UK.  Sussex has a PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. He is co-editor of Changing Paths: International Development and the Politics of Inclusion. His current research explores how varied social networks permeate political institutions and government agencies in the cities of Delhi and São Paulo, and shape the public services available to the urban poor.

Part of the Fall 2012 "Rethinking Development Theory + Strategy" series.