The Resource Third world cities in global perspective : the political economy of uneven urbanization, David A. Smith

Third world cities in global perspective : the political economy of uneven urbanization, David A. Smith

Label
Third world cities in global perspective : the political economy of uneven urbanization
Title
Third world cities in global perspective
Title remainder
the political economy of uneven urbanization
Statement of responsibility
David A. Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this innovative book, David Smith ultimately links what happens on the ground in the neighborhoods where people live to the larger political and economic forces at work, putting these connections in a historical framework and using a case study approach. The societies of the world's underdeveloped countries are now undergoing an urban revolution that is drastically altering the fabric of their predominantly rural agrarian societies. Smith takes the emerging political economy perspective on urbanization, with its focus on global inequality and dependency, as the context for city growth in the Third World
  • This perspective allows Smith to critique the conventional ecological view of the city, not by rejecting traditional analyses out of hand but by reformulating the crucial questions. The conventional ecological perspective assumes an equilibrium model, where very rapid city growth and the various types of urban imbalances are transitional phases on the path to modernity; in contrast, the comparative political economy approach conceptualizes uneven development and inequality as an inevitable result of the expansion of the capitalist world-system
Dewey number
307.76/09172/4
Index
index present
LC call number
HT149.5
LC item number
.S65 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Third world cities in global perspective : the political economy of uneven urbanization, David A. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-189) and index
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Contents
1. Developing an International Political Economy Approach -- 2. Global Patterns: A Cross-National Analysis of Urbanization -- 3. The Logic of Comparative Historical-Structural Analysis -- 4. Dependency, Development, and Urbanization in West Africa -- 5. Nigerian Urbanization: A Semiperipheral Case? -- 6. Urban Diversity in East Asia: Toward a Political Economy Approach -- 7. South Korean Urbanization and Semiperipheral Development -- 8. Urbanization in Global Perspective: Summary, Synthesis, and Policy Recommendations
Control code
000012008599
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 202 p.
Isbn
9780813329987
Isbn Type
(pbk : alk)
Lccn
95043521
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.b17642723
System control number
  • C01108131937
  • (OCoLC)33360275

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