While the authors come out clearly against urban bias, one of their main worries is that the benefits, and the necessity, of urban development are being lost in adjustment approaches. What is necessary, they suggest, is to harness the financial and human resources of the human city as part of a strategy to ensure greater and more widespread economic development. This book provides many important - and controversial - conclusions and recommendations.
North America: Heinemann
Publisher: James Currey
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 227 x 142 mm
... excellent book ... detailed analysis of urbanization, migration, and labor markets in African countries. Valuable to those interested in African development or development economies. - J.E. Waver in CHOICE
This is a text for policy makers and rewards reading both by those interested and frightened by equations. - Fassil Demissie in NTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AFRICAN HISTORICAL STUDIES