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Studies in Development Economics and Policy

Latin American Urban Development into the Twenty First Century

Towards a Renewed Perspective on the City

Editors: Rodgers, D., Beall, J., Kanbur, R. (Eds.)

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By the dawn of the 21st century, more than half of the world's population was living in urban areas. This volume explores the implications of this unprecedented expansion in the world's most urbanized region, Latin America, exploring the new urban reality, and the consequences for both Latin America and the rest of the developing world.

About the authors

DENNIS RODGERS is Professor of Urban Social and Political Research in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow. He was previously a senior research fellow in the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI) at the University of Manchester, UK, where he led their programme on Urban Poverty and Conflict.
 
JO BEALL is Director of Education and Society at UNU-WIDER, and member of the executive board of the British Council. She was formerly Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, prior to which she was a professor of development studies at the London School of Economics, UK.

RAVI KANBUR is T.H Lee Professor of World Affairs, International Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and Professor of Economics at Cornell University, USA. He has taught at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Essex, Warwick, Princeton and Columbia. He has served on the senior staff of the World Bank, including as Principal Adviser to the Chief Economist at the World Bank. He has also served as Director of the World Bank's World Development Report.
 



 

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'Digging deeply and deftly into many of the most complex and urgent issues in urban Latin America violence, mobility, segregation, participation, drug trade, informality, mobilization contributors to this sophisticated and highly-informative volume unearth the contours of a new trans-disciplinary research agenda for the new century.' Javier Auyero, Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Professor of Latin American Sociology, University of Texas, Austin, USA

'This book brings together an impressive group of talented researchers to revitalise our understanding of urban Latin America. The chapters offer conceptual, empirical and policy analysis of the city, original in approach, comprehensive in scope and impressive in depth. The book should be an essential resource for readers already familiar with the region and those coming to it for the first time.' Gareth A. Jones, Reader in Urban Geography, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

'This highly informative book offers readers a unique opportunity to learn about the complexities that characterize Latin America's contemporary urban development from the vantage point of different disciplines and methods, stimulating the researcher's interest to better understand why certain processes happen the way they do and why some interventions work and others do not.' Nora Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Re-thinking the Latin American City

    Rodgers, Dennis (et al.)

    Pages 3-33

  • Urban Violence, Quality of Life, and the Future of Latin American Cities: The Dismal Record So Far and the Search for New Analytical Frameworks to Sustain the Bias towards Hope

    Davis, Diane E.

    Pages 37-59

  • Cocaine Cities: Exploring the Relationship between Urban Dynamics and the Drug Trade in South America

    Navarro, Ignacio A.

    Pages 60-79

  • Mobility Challenges in Santiago de Chile: Improving Diagnosis and the Need to Shift the Understanding of Urban Inequality from Fixed Enclaves to Mobile Gradients

    Jirón, Paola

    Pages 80-102

  • The Vecino as Citizen: Neighbourhood Organizations in El Alto and the Transformation of Bolivian Citizenship

    Risør, Helene

    Pages 103-122

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Latin American Urban Development into the Twenty First Century
Book Subtitle
Towards a Renewed Perspective on the City
Editors
  • D. Rodgers
  • J. Beall
  • R. Kanbur
Series Title
Studies in Development Economics and Policy
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-03513-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137035134
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-37154-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35077-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 270
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