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Urban governance, voice, and poverty in the developing world

Author: Nick Devas
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan Publications, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Poverty and governance are both issues high on the agenda of international agencies and governments in the South. With urban areas accounting for a steadily growing share of the world's poor people an international team of researchers focused their attention on the hitherto little-studied relationship between urban governance and urban poverty. In their timely and in-depth examination of ten cities in Africa Asia  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Urban governance, voice, and poverty in the developing world.
London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan Publications, 2004
(DLC) 2004004915
(OCoLC)54544164
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Devas
ISBN: 9781849773683 1849773688 9781853839931 1853839930 9781853839924 1853839922 1417583339 9781417583331
OCLC Number: 58531148
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 224 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Urban poverty and governance in an era of globalization, decentralization, and democratization / Nick Devas --
Economic growth, urban poverty, and city governance / Ursula Grant --
Surviving in the city : livelihoods and linkages of the urban poor / Jo Beall --
Urban politics : exclusion or empowerment? / Carole Rakodi --
Urban government : capacity, resources, and responsiveness / Nick Devas --
Civil society organizations : do they make a difference to urban poverty? / Diana Mitlin --
Regulating the informal sector : voice and bad governance / Philip Amis --
Accessing land and services : exclusion or entitlement? / Fiona Nunan and Nick Devas.
Responsibility: Nick Devas, with Philip Amis [and others].
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Poverty and governance are both issues high on the agenda of international agencies and governments in the South. This book demonstrates that in many countries the global trends towards  Read more...

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