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Book Chapter
Separate but Equal Democratization?: Participation, Politics, and Urban Segregation in Latin America

From the book: Latin American Urban Development into the 21st Century

Democracy Democratization Equality and inequality
Book Chapter
Irregular Urbanization as a Catalyst for Radical Social Mobilization: The Case of the Housing Movements of São Paulo

From the book: Latin American Urban Development into the 21st Century

Equality and inequality Social movement Urban planning
Book Chapter
Towards a New Research Agenda for 21st Century Latin American Urban Development

From the book: Latin American Urban Development into the 21st Century

Quality of life Urban economics Urban planning
Blog
Urbanization and Development: The Big Questions

Lorraine Telfer-Taivainen In October the London School of Economics and Political Science hosted the launch of Urbanization and Development: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, edited by Jo Beall, Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, and Ravi Kanbur (published by Oxf...

Economic development Poverty Rural development
Blog
From the Editor's desk (October 2011)

Tony Addison As autumn moves into winter in Helsinki, it is time to bring you the October edition of UNU-WIDER’s newsletter, WIDER Angle...

Consumption (Economics) Democracy Distribution (Economic theory)
Journal Article
Latin American Urban Development into the Twenty-first Century: Towards a Renewed Perspective on the City

This article argues for a more systemic engagement with Latin American cities, contending that it is necessary to reconsider their unity in order to nuance the ‘fractured cities’ perspective that has widely come to epitomize the contempor...

Quality of life Urban economics Urban planning
Blog
Beyond the Urban Tipping Point

Jo Beall, Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, and Ravi Kanbur By many estimates, the world has just crossed the point where more than half the global population is urban, a trend driven by rapid urbanization in developing countries...

Economic development Poverty Urban economics
Working Paper
Is Internal Migration Bad for Receiving Urban Centres?: Evidence from Brazil, 1995-2000

During the twentieth century, internal migration and urbanization shaped Brazil’s economic and social landscape...

Economic development Migration, Internal Urban economics
Journal Article
In the shadow of the city: Africa's urban poor in opposition strongholds

Sub-Saharan Africa is the fastest urbanising region of the world. This demographic transformation has occurred in concert with two other trends in the region, nascent democratisation and stalled decentralisation...

Democratization Fiscal policy Political science
Working Paper
Separate but Equal Democratization?: Participation, Politics, and Urban Segregation in Latin America

Many commentators have noted the existence of a historical correlation between cities and democratization...

Democracy Democratization Equality and inequality
Working Paper
Irregular Urbanization as a Catalyst for Radical Social Mobilization: The Case of the Housing Movements of São Paulo

This study focuses on the city of São Paulo, Brazil and examines the ways in which irregular and illegal growth have influenced the collective action of social movements of the urban poor...

Equality and inequality Social movement Urban planning
Project
Photo: Rachel Strohm Decentralization and urban service delivery - implications for foreign aid

Theme: 2010-11

Foreign aid Decentralization Public sector administration
Working Paper
Latin American Urban Development into the 21st Century: Towards a Renewed Perspective on the City

This paper argues for a more systemic engagement with Latin American cities, contending it is necessary to reconsider their unity in order to nuance the ‘fractured cities’ perspective that has widely come to epitomise the contemporary urb...

Quality of life Urban economics Urban planning
Book
Urbanization and Development: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

This volume presents a significant new collection of multidisciplinary papers focused on urbanization and its implications for development. It raises four questions: What is so special about the urban context?...

Economic development Urban economics Urban planning
Working Paper
Populist Strategies in African Democracies

Drawing on insights from Latin America, this paper examines the factors that contributed to the use of populist strategies by political parties during recent presidential elections in Kenya, South Africa, and Zambia...

Economic development Political science Populism
Journal Article
Introduction: African Development in an Urban World

Part of Journal Special Issue African Development in an Urban World

Economic development Regional economics Urbanization
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