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Description - African Urban Economies by Deborah Bryceson

How have Africa's large cities provided economic livelihood and shelter to growing populations amidst the continent's protracted economic crisis of the last three decades? African urban areas have not received as much attention as rural studies, yet the continent is steadily urbanizing with profound implications for national economic development and welfare. This book provides fresh insight into the dynamics of African urban economic growth and associated social and political change. Based on recent city case studies and longitudinal data collection, this book outlines economic trends and key urban theories in an accessible style.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403999474
ISBN-10: 1403999473
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 353
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Deborah Bryceson

DEBORAH FAHY BRYCESON an economic geographer by discipline, is a senior research fellow at the Afrika-studiecentrum, Leiden University, the Netherlands and Research Associate at the African Studies Centre, Oxford University, UK. Her current research encompasses the interaction of livelihood, settlement and mobility patterns as well as the impact of HIV/AIDS on local communities. Specializing in East African studies, she has authored and edited a number of books including Food Insecurity and the Social Division of Labour in Tanzania, Liberalizing Tanzania's Food Trade, Women Wielding the Hoe

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