The article seeks to answer questions crucial to the marginalisation debate like - Is commercial globalisation bringing in more than consumer goods into the developing countries? And if so, then what is the consequent impact on the relationship between the state and its citizens. While the city in the developed world acts as a node of contact with the forces of globalisation, sending out the messages of the global ‘fantasy’, the city in the developing world acts as the receptor of such signals from which the 'fantasy’ can be accessed by the rest of the developed world. Persons living in the city in the developing world,as a result, can not only have greater access to the cultural products of globalisation, but also absorb the practices of the networked worlds. This process of seepage of practices of Globalisation, these city-zens undergo a change in their equation with the state, which previously used to be the sole mediator between the city-zens and the worlds of modernity and progress.

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Atreyee Majumdar, 'Globalisation and City-Zenship in a Not-So-Networked Society: Looking for Narratives of Empowerment in the Process of Seepage of Techno-Cultural Practices' (2005) 1(1) Socio-Legal Review 30

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