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Megacities : the politics of urban exclusion and violence in the global south / edited by Kees Koonings and Dirk Kruijt.

Publication:
London ; New York : Zed Books, 2009.
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Book
viii, 200 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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Subjects:
Urban poor -- Developing countries -- Congresses.
Urban poor -- Southern Hemisphere -- Congresses.
Marginality, Social -- Developing countries -- Congresses.
Marginality, Social -- Southern Hemisphere -- Congresses.
Urban violence -- Developing countries -- Congresses.
Urban violence -- Southern Hemisphere -- Congresses.
Cities and towns -- Developing countries -- Growth -- Congresses.
Cities and towns -- Southern Hemisphere -- Growth -- Congresses.
Urbanization -- Southern Hemisphere -- Congresses.
Urbanization -- Developing countries -- Congresses.
Developing countries -- Social conditions -- Congresses.
Southern Hemisphere -- Social conditions -- Congresses.
Contents:
The rise of megacities and the urbanization of informality, exclusion and violence / Dirk Kruijt and Kees Koonings
From popular movements to drug gangs to militias : an anatomy of violence in Rio de Janeiro / Robert Gay
Megacity's violence and its consequences in Rio de Janeiro / Janice Perlman
Coping with urban violence : state and community responses to crime and insecurity in Guayaquil, Ecuador / Caroline Moser
Middle Eastern megacities : social exclusion, popular movements and the quiet encroachment of the urban poor / Asef Bayat
Urban governance and the paradox of conflict / Jo Beall
Shoot the citizen, save the customer : participatory budgeting and bare citizenship in Porto Alegre, Brazil / SeĢrgio Baierle
Crisis of the state, violence in the city / Mariano Aguirre
Urban exclusion and the (false) assumptions of spatial policy reform in South Africa / Susan Parnell and Owen Crankshaw
Conclusions : governing exclusion and violence in megacities / Kees Koonings and Dirk Kruijt.
Notes:
"The chapters of this book were originally presented as draft papers at the conference 'The politics of urban poverty, exclusion and violence: comparative analysis and policy insights,' organized in The Hague on 27 and 28 September 2007"--P. vii.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 178-194) and index.
Contributor:
Koonings, Kees.
Kruijt, Dirk.
ISBN:
1848132964
9781848132962 (pb)
9781848132955 (hb)
1848132956 (hb)
9781848134904 (eb)
1848134908 (eb)
OCLC:
462785461
Publisher Number:
99944307932