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Governing megacities in emerging countries

Author: Dominique Lorrain
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2014] ©2014
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This book focuses on the material city and its institutions and shows that, without recourse to a big new theory, urban leaders have devised mechanisms of ordinary government. They have done so through the resolution of practical and essential problems: providing electricity, drinking water, sanitation, transportation. In the originality of its hypotheses and the precision of the analyses carried out in the four  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
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Governing megacities in emerging countries.
Farnham, Surrey, UK ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2014]
(DLC) 2013049437
(OCoLC)871684428
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dominique Lorrain
ISBN: 9781472425867 1472425863 1472425855 9781472425850 147242588X 9781472425881 9781322432922 1322432929
OCLC Number: 884647669
Notes: "First published in French in 2011 by Presses Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques under the title Métropoles XXL en pays émergents, edited by Dominique Lorrain"--Preliminary page.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 301 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : the institutions of the urban fabric / Dominique Lorrain --
Governing shanghai : modernizing a local state / Dominique Lorrain --
"Transforming Mumbai" or the challenges of forming a collective actor / Marie-Hélène Zerah --
Governing Cape Town : the exhaustion of a negotiated transition / Alain Dubresson and Sylvy Jaglin --
Santiago de Chile : prototype of the neo-liberal city : between a strong state and privatized public services / Geraldine Pflieger --
Conclusion : governing under constraints : strategy and inherited realities / Dominique Lorrain, Alain Dubresson and Sylvy Jaglin.
Other Titles: Métropoles XXL en pays émergents.
Responsibility: edited by Dominique Lorrain, CNRS, France.

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This book focuses on the material city and its institutions and shows that, without recourse to a big new theory, urban leaders have devised mechanisms of ordinary government. They have done so  Read more...

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'... Governing Megacities was originally published in 2011 in French, and its translation marks a valuable addition to the literature on urban governance.' LSE Review of Books

 
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