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By Deborah Potts, Deborah Fahy Bryceson

ISBN-10: 1349547891

ISBN-13: 9781349547890

Are Africa's such a lot populous and economically dominant towns a strength to reckon with within the twenty-first century? This e-book analyzes the economies of East and Southern Africa's 'apex' towns, probing how they've got altered structurally through the years and their present resources of financial energy and vulnerability at neighborhood, nationwide and overseas degrees. Case examine chapters targeting Johannesburg, Chitungwiza, Gaborone, Maputo, Dar es Salaam, Mombasa, Nairobi, Kampala and Mogadishu shed new gentle on modern African city customers and difficulties.

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Bryceson et al. ), African Urban Economies © Deborah Fahy Bryceson and Deborah Potts 2006 40 Introduction individual autonomy push while urban areas’ social service availability and more diverse livelihood opportunities pull rural–urban migration. The first section of this chapter introduces a model for analyzing urban economic sustainability followed by a section that contrasts economic promises with actual delivery during the post-independence era.

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