African Urban Economies: Viability, Vitality or Vitiation? by Deborah Potts, Deborah Fahy Bryceson

By Deborah Potts, Deborah Fahy Bryceson

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

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