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The State of African Cities 2010: Governance, inequality and urban land markets
Abstract The State of African Cities report is already in its second year. However, no major assessment has as yet been undertaken of the report. The present assessment highlights the key findings ofExpand
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Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History Is Reshaping Our World
One of the greatest anomalies in the social sciences is the ever increasing tendency to subdivide. Migration is one unfortunate victim. There is a field of research called 'migration studies',Expand
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Land reforms in Africa: Theory, practice, and outcome
Abstract The debate about land reforms in Africa is characterised by two ‘schools of thought’. On the one hand, there are those who argue that land policies should be rooted in a theory of socialExpand
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Africa uprising: popular protest and political change
us a new and expanded explanatory toolkit to work with when examining some of the same processes of local mobilization that occur beyond the nation-state. Further, Hironaka raises the importance ofExpand
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The Informal Sector in Ghana under Siege
In order to develop effective policies to improve conditions for people working in the informal sector of the economy, it is crucial to understand how that sector arises, operates, and relates to theExpand
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Africa: On the Rise, but to Where?
Africa's hitherto negative image is now being rapidly replaced by a new persona: ‘Africa on the rise’. Developed mainly from Africa's growth experience, this re-imaging of Africa has generatedExpand
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Africa's failed economic development trajectory : a critique
Crisis narratives and populist representations of the woes of Africa abound. Civil society organisations do not always help, as their activities continue to sustain a particularly negative image ofExpand
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Beyond access to water
This paper looks beyond the dominant view of access to water – defined as coverage. It shows that, while the spread of improved water sources has widened, problems of affordability, quality,Expand
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