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It devotes attention to the role of rural-to-urban migration and its causes; the authors present theoretical and empirical investigations of neoclassical economic models, non-neoclassical economic models, and demographic cohort models of ...

Author: Charles M. Becker

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: STANFORD:36105006082718

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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It devotes attention to the role of rural-to-urban migration and its causes; the authors present theoretical and empirical investigations of neoclassical economic models, non-neoclassical economic models, and demographic cohort models of urbanization and urban wage and employment structures.

Beyond Urban Bias in Africa: Urbanization in an Era of Structural Adjustment. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Becker, Charles M., and Andrew R. Morrison. 1999. “Urbanization in Transforming Economies.” In Handbook of Regional and Urban ...

Author: Michael Spence

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821375741

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Why is productivity higher in cities? Does urbanization cause growth or does growth cause urbanization? Do countries achieve rapid growth or high incomes without urbanization? How can policy makers reap the benefits of urbanization without paying too high a cost? Does supporting urbanization imply neglecting rural areas? Why do so few governments welcome urbanization? What should governments do to improve housing conditions in cities as they urbanize? Are innovations in housing finance a blessing or a curse for developing countries? How will governments finance the trillions of dollars of infrastructure spending needed for cities in developing countries? First in a series of thematic volumes, this book was prepared for the Commission on Growth and Development to evaluate the state of knowledge of the relationship between urbanization and economic growth. It does not pretend to provide all the answers, but it does identify insights and policy levers to help countries make urbanization work as part of a national growth strategy. It examines a variety of topics: the relevance and policy implications of recent advances in urban economics for developing countries, the role of economic geography in global economic trends and trade patterns, the impacts of urbanization on spatial inequality within countries, and alternative approaches to financing the substantial infrastructure investments required in developing-country cities. Written by prominent academics in their fields, Urbanization and Growth seeks to create a better understanding of the role of urbanization in growth and to inform policy makers tackling the formidable challenges it poses.
2008-11-26 By Michael Spence

Beyond Urban Bias: African Urbanisation in an Era of Structural Adjustment, London: James Currey. Bedford, R. 1973. 'New Hebridean Mobility: a Study of Circular Migration', Canberra: Australian National University, Department of Human ...

Author: Deborah Helen Potts

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781847010230

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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Amis P (1983) 'Review of “Beyond urban bias in Africa: urbanization in an era of structural adjustment”, Journal of International Development, vol. 9, pp. 973—975. Amis P (1989) 'African development and urban change: What policy makers ...

Author: Franklin Obeng-Odoom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135051938

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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The world development institutions commonly present 'urban governance' as an antidote to the so-called 'urbanisation of poverty' and 'parasitic urbanism' in Africa. Governance for Pro-Poor Urban Development is a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the meaning, nature, and effects of 'urban governance' in theory and in practice, with a focus on Ghana, a country widely regarded as an island of good governance in the sub region. The book illustrates how diverse groups experience urban governance differently and contextualizes how this experience has worsened social differentiation in cities. This book will be of great interest to students, teachers, and researchers in development studies, and highly relevant to anyone with an interest in urban studies, geography, political economy, sociology, and African studies.
2013-07-18 By Franklin Obeng-Odoom

Naomi Chazan, “Liberalization, Governance, and Political Space in Ghana,” Governance and Politics in Africa (1992): ... and Andrew R. Morrison, Beyond Urban Bias in Africa: Urbanization in an Era of Structural Adjustment (Portsmouth, ...

Author: Naaborle Sackeyfio

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319601229

Category: Political Science

Page: 193

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This book addresses the paradox of uneven electricity in one of the fastest growing and now petro rich economies, Ghana, by addressing the question of why one of the most hydro rich countries in sub-Saharan Africa produces irregular access for all but ‘swing’ voter regions of the country. The book questions why targeted rural electricity initiatives over the course of the last two decades have yielded uneven benefits for what is a substantial portion of the country’s population. Using Ghana as an emblematic case-study that speaks to broader regional concerns, including those of Nigeria and South Africa, this book contextualizes the variegated nature of how power sector reforms could not be undertaken without significant political costs. Indeed, the book situates an unfolding political landscape that prompted the successful but partial implementation of power sector reforms in part prompted by the Washington consensus and undergirded by a shrinking role for the state in the wider economy.
2017-09-26 By Naaborle Sackeyfio

on Tanzanian postsocialisms', Africa: Journal of the International Africa Institute, 76(1): 15–43. ... Becker, C., A. Hamer and A. Morrison (1994) Beyond Urban Bias in Africa: Urbanization in an Era of Structural Adjustment, Portsmouth, ...

Author: Professor Garth Myers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781848135109

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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In this groundbreaking book, Garth Myers uses African urban concepts and experiences to speak back to theoretical and practical concerns. He argues for a re-visioning - a seeing again, and a revising - of how cities in Africa are discussed and written about in both urban studies and African studies. Cities in Africa are still either ignored - banished to a different, other, lesser category of not-quite cities - or held up as examples of all that can go wrong with urbanism in much of the mainstream and even critical urban literature. Myers instead encourages African studies and urban studies scholars across the world to engage with the vibrancy and complexity of African cities with fresh eyes. Touching on a diverse range of cities across Africa - from Zanzibar to Nairobi, Cape Town to Mogadishu, Kinshasa to Dakar - the book uses the author's own research and a close reading of works by other scholars, writers and artists to help illuminate what is happening in and across the region's cities.
2011-04-14 By Professor Garth Myers

Interestingly, South Africa has hedged its bets, with widespread hotel investment throughout the two regions. 6. ... C.M., A.M. Hamer and A.R. Morrison (1994) Beyond Urban Bias in Africa: Urbanization in an Era of Structural Adjustment, ...

Author: D. Bryceson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230523012

Category: Social Science

Page: 353

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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.
2005-12-16 By D. Bryceson

The Apartheid City and Beyond: Urbanisation and Social Change in South Africa; Londres, Routledge. BECKER C. M, HAMER A. M, MORRISON A. R, 1994 – Beyond Urban Bias in Africa, Urbanization in an Era of Structural Adjustment; London, ...

Author: Frédéric Giraut

Publisher: IRD Éditions

ISBN: 9782709918145

Category: Political Science

Page: 80

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The DYSTURB database collates, harmonises and inter-relates over time the following different elements: a set of political, administrative and functional maps of the districts, provinces and urban areas; the demographic and administrative data for all South African localities from 1911. In all, the 20 000 geo-referenced localities of the 2001 census are put in perspective in terms of spatio-temporal parameters, demographic history and urban dynamics, through the post-colonial, apartheid and post-apartheid periods.
2013-12-02 By Frédéric Giraut

... Beyond Urban Bias in Africa: Urbanization in an Era of Structural Adjustment, Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heinemann. Bennis, Phyllis (2000), Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Today's UN, Brooklyn, New York: Interlink.

Author: Garth Andrew Myers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351943604

Category: Science

Page: 204

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Based on in-depth fieldwork in three cities, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Lusaka, this book provides a critical analysis of the United Nations Sustainable Cities Program in Africa (SCP). Focusing on the SCP's policies for solid waste management, which was identified as the top priority problem by the SCP, the book examines the success of these pilot schemes and the SCP's record in building new relationships between people and government. It argues that the SCP has operated in a political vacuum, without recognition of the long and problematic histories and cultural politics of urban environmental governance in Eastern and Southern Africa. This book brings these cultural and political histories to the fore in its examination of the contemporary dynamics. In doing so, it not only provides an insightful analysis of the policies and outcomes for the SCP, but also puts forward a historically grounded critique of neoliberalism, good governance and sustainable development discourses.
2017-03-02 By Garth Andrew Myers

50–64 ; and Cedric Pugh , “ Poverty and progress : Reflections on housing and urban policies in developing countries ... R. Morrison , Beyond Urban Bias in Africa : Urbanization in an Era of Structural Adjustment ( Portsmouth , N.H .

Author: Michael P. Todaro

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 1405874244

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 861

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This text maintains a problem and policy oriented approach to development economics. It focuses on people and government in developing countries.