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The Politics of Urban Exclusion and Violence in the Global South

by Robert Gay(contrib.) ; Professor Caroline Moser(contrib.) ; Janice Perlman(contrib.) ; Asef Bayat(contrib.) ; Jo Beall(contrib.) ; Mariano Aguirre(contrib.) ; Owen Crankshaw(contrib.) ; Susan Parnell(contrib.) ; Kees Koonings(ed.) ; Dirk Kruijt(ed.)
Megacities by Robert Gay
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For the first time in history, the majority of the world's population lives in cities, the result of a rapid process of urbanization that started in the second half of the twentieth century. 'Megacities' around the world are rapidly becoming the scene for deprivation, especially in the global South, and the urban excluded face the brunt of what in many cases seems like low-intensity warfare.Featuring case studies from across the globe, including Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Megacities examines recent worldwide trends in poverty and social exclusion, urban violence and politics, and links these to the challenges faced by policy-makers and practitioners.
Zed Books; December 2009
208 pages; ISBN 9781848137318
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Title: Megacities
Author: Robert Gay; Professor Caroline Moser; Janice Perlman; Asef Bayat; Jo Beall; Mariano Aguirre; Owen Crankshaw; Susan Parnell; Kees Koonings; Dirk Kruijt