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With a multidisciplinary perspective, Planning Power examines British and French colonial town and country planning efforts in Africa. Drawing out similarities in the colonial administrative and economic strategies of the two powers, rather than emphasizing the differences, the book offers an unusually nuanced view of African planning systems in a time of upheaval and political change. In showing how the colonial authorities sought to gain political and social control in Africa, it can be seen how their will to exert political power influenced every area of planning practice during this era. This unique comparative analysis of British and French colonial town planning - covering the entire sub-Saharan African region - takes theories from a wide range of disciplines, including political science, history, urban and regional planning, economics and geography to paint a comprehensive picture of the subject. Written by a prolific researcher and writer in the political-economy of urban and regional planning in Africa, Planning Power is valuable reading for students and academics in a range of disciplines.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844721603
ISBN-10: 1844721604
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: UCL Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ambe Njoh

Ambe J. Njoh is Professor of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida. His research interests include international development planning, interorganizational relations and urban and regional planning in Africa.

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