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Secondary cities in developing countries : policies for diffusing urbanization

Author: Dennis A Rondinelli
Publisher: Beverly Hills : Sage Publications, ©1983.
Series: Sage library of social research, v. 145.
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Rondinelli, Dennis A.
Secondary cities in developing countries.
Beverly Hills : Sage Publications, c1983
(OCoLC)654309592
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis A Rondinelli
ISBN: 080391945X 9780803919457 0803919468 9780803919464
OCLC Number: 9084589
Description: 288 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Why secondary cities are critical for national development --
Deconcentrating urbanization --
Reversing polarization --
Alleviating problems in larger cities --
Reducing regional inequities --
Stimulating rural economies --
Increasing administrative capacity --
Reducing urban poverty and increasing productivity --
Conclusions --
2. Defining "secondary cities" --
Demographic characteristics --
Economic and social characteristics --
Conclusions --
3. Dynamics of growth in middle-sized cities --
Favorable physical location and natural resources --
Defensive positions and military bases --
Selection ad administrative and political centers --
Colonization and foreign investment --
Influence of transport technology --
Growth of commerce, trade, and services --
Dynamics of secondary city growth: the importance of synergism --
4. The functions of secondary cities --
Public and social service centers --
Commercial and personal service centers --
Regional marketing and trade centers --
Agroprocessing and supply centers --
Centers of small-scale industry --
Regional transport and communications centers --
Centers of attraction for rural migrants and sources of income remittances --
Centers of social transformation --
5. Strategies for secondary city development --
The role of national investment --
Developmental versus exploitational secondary cities --
Policies for secondary city development --
Limited spread effects: the need for a network of secondary cities --
6. Planning and managing secondary city development --
Reducing poverty --
Extending support services and facilities --
Improving physical infrastructure --
Strengthening the economic base and employment structure --
Enhancing local government capabilities --
The need for further research and development.
Series Title: Sage library of social research, v. 145.
Responsibility: Dennis A. Rondinelli.
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