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Crisis, Urbanization, And Urban Poverty In Tanzania

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Overview

Third World urbanization is accompanied with declining trends in economic growth and appalling conditions of urban poverty. Lugalla provides an in-depth analysis of the 'rocess of urbanization in Tanzania during the period of crisis and policies of adjustments, focusing mainly on their impact on the socio-economic conditions of life in the urban areas. While using a case study of Tanzania, this book can be useful in observing what happens in other African countries that are also experiencing a severe social and economic crisis and have adopted, or are planning to adopt, the adjustment policies. Contents: Abbreviations; Tables; Colonialism and the History of Urbanization in Tanzania; The Post-Colonial State and the Urbanization Process: 1961-1993; The Politics and Problems of Urban Housing; Squatter Settlements and the Politics of Urban Poverty in Dar-Es-Salaam: A Case Study of Three Settlements; The Crisis in Urban Civic and Social Service Facilities and Urban Poverty; Urban Poverty and Survival Politics; The State and the Urban Poor; Conclusion: How Tanzania Should Proceed From Here.
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As one of the more comprehensive studies available of a very complex subject, this book is a success. The author's language is straightforward and his ideas clearly articulated...
— Karen Coen Flynn, Harvard University
CHOICE - Karen Coen Flynn
As one of the more comprehensive studies available of a very complex subject, this book is a success. The author's language is straightforward and his ideas clearly articulated..."
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...sensible [and] sensitive...a study that deserves to be replicated in other African nations...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819197412
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 5/2/1995
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe Lugalla is Senior Lecturer of Sociology at the University of Dar-Es-Salaam in Tanzania. He is currently Senior Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School.
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Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1 Colonialism and the History of Urbanization in Tanzania 1
Ch. 2 The Post-Colonial State and the Urbanization Process: 1961-1993 19
Ch. 3 The Problems and Politics of Urban Housing 41
Ch. 4 Squatter Settlements and the Politics of Urban Poverty in Dar-Es-Salaam: A Case Study of Three Settlements 73
Ch. 5 The Crisis in Urban Civic and Social Service Facilities and Urban Poverty 95
Ch. 6 Urban Poverty and Survival Politics 119
Ch. 7 The State and the Urban Poor 155
Ch. 8 Conclusion: How Tanzania Should Proceed From Here 181
Notes 191
References 203
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