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African Urban Economies

Viability, Vitality or Vitiation?

Editors: Bryceson, D., Potts, D. (Eds.)

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Are Africa's most populous and economically dominant cities a force to reckon with in the twenty-first century? This book analyzes the economies of East and Southern Africa's 'apex' cities, probing how they have altered structurally over time and their current sources of economic vitality and vulnerability at local, national and international levels. Case study chapters focusing on Johannesburg, Chitungwiza, Gaborone, Maputo, Dar es Salaam, Mombasa, Nairobi, Kampala and Mogadishu shed new light on contemporary African urban prospects and problems.

About the authors

PHIL AMIS Senior Lecturer, International Development Department, School of Public Policy, University of Birmingham, UK JO BEALL Director, Development Studies Institute (DESTIN), London School of Economics, UK OWEN CRANKSHAW Associate Professor, Sociology Department, University of Cape Town, South Africa PAUL JENKINS Director, Centre for Environment and Human Settlements, UK PRISCILLA WANJIRU KARIUKI Professor of Psychology, College of Education and External Studies, University of Nairobi, Nairobi ROLAND MARCHAL Senior Research Fellow, Center for International Studies and Research/National Center for Scientific Research (CERI/CNRS), USA NICI NELSON Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK SULEIMAN NGWARE Professor, Institute of Development Studies, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania AUGUSTUS NUWAGABA Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda SUSAN PARNELL Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Geographical Science, University of Cape Town, South Africa CAROLE RAKODI Professor of International Urban Development, International Development Department, School of Public Policy, University of Birmingham, UK ANN SCHLYTER Associate Professor and Director, Center for Global Gender Studies, Göteborg University, Sweden ONALENNA SELOLWANE Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Botswana, Botswana

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'The volume offers a good introduction to urban, and especially urban dvelopment, themes in Africa'. - Bill Freund, Journal of Southern African Studies

'...the editors of this volume should be complimented for bringing together a number of concise case studies, which cover substantial geographical ground. As such, it offers an analysis of statistical and recent census data, which will certainly be of interest to readers with a general interest in Africa.' - J. Joost Beuving, Modern African Studies

'It is an important book for those concerend with urbanization on a global scale and especially in Africa, providing new insights into the fast-chaning reality of urbanization in Africa today.' - Adrian Atkinson, Development and Change

'This thorough and well-composed volume provides a comprehensive introduction to the key issues of urban development in contemporary eastern and southern Africa.' - Garth A. Myers African Affairs


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Fragile Cities: Fundamentals of Urban Life in East and Southern Africa

    Pages 3-38

    Bryceson, Deborah Fahy

  • African Urban Economies: Searching for Sources of Sustainability

    Pages 39-66

    Bryceson, Deborah Fahy

  • Urban Growth and Urban Economies in Eastern and Southern Africa: Trends and Prospects

    Pages 67-104

    Potts, Deborah

  • Image of the City in Mozambique: Civilization, Parasite, Engine of Growth or Place of Opportunity?

    Pages 107-130

    Jenkins, Paul

  • Mombasa’s Missing Link: Marginalization or Mismanagement?

    Pages 131-150

    Rakodi, Carole

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
African Urban Economies
Book Subtitle
Viability, Vitality or Vitiation?
Editors
  • D. Bryceson
  • D. Potts
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-52301-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230523012
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-9947-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 353
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