Latin American Urban Development into the Twenty First Century: Towards a Renewed Perspective on the City

Latin American Urban Development into the Twenty First Century: Towards a Renewed Perspective on the City

by D. Rodgers
     
 

By the dawn of the 21st century, more than half of the world's population was living in urban areas. This volume explores the implications of this unprecedented expansion in the world's most urbanized region, Latin America, exploring the new urban reality, and the consequences for both Latin America and the rest of the developing world.  See more details below

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By the dawn of the 21st century, more than half of the world's population was living in urban areas. This volume explores the implications of this unprecedented expansion in the world's most urbanized region, Latin America, exploring the new urban reality, and the consequences for both Latin America and the rest of the developing world.

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'Digging deeply and deftly into many of the most complex and urgent issues in urban Latin America violence, mobility, segregation, participation, drug trade, informality, mobilization contributors to this sophisticated and highly-informative volume unearth the contours of a new trans-disciplinary research agenda for the new century.' Javier Auyero, Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Professor of Latin American Sociology, University of Texas, Austin, USA

'This book brings together an impressive group of talented researchers to revitalise our understanding of urban Latin America. The chapters offer conceptual, empirical and policy analysis of the city, original in approach, comprehensive in scope and impressive in depth. The book should be an essential resource for readers already familiar with the region and those coming to it for the first time.' Gareth A. Jones, Reader in Urban Geography, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

'This highly informative book offers readers a unique opportunity to learn about the complexities that characterize Latin America's contemporary urban development from the vantage point of different disciplines and methods, stimulating the researcher's interest to better understand why certain processes happen the way they do and why some interventions work and others do not.' Nora Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230371545
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
11/13/2012
Series:
Studies in Development Economics and Policy Series
Edition description:
2012
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

DENNIS RODGERS is a senior research fellow in the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI) at the University of Manchester, UK, where he leads their programme on "Urban Poverty and Conflict." He is also a research fellow at the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP) at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, a visiting senior fellow in the Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, India, and previously taught at the London School of Economics (2000-7).

JO BEALL is Director of Education and Society at UNU-WIDER, and member of the executive board of the British Council. She was formerly Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, prior to which she was a professor of development studies at the London School of Economics, UK.

RAVI KANBUR is T.H Lee Professor of World Affairs, International Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and Professor of Economics at Cornell University, USA. He has taught at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Essex, Warwick, Princeton and Columbia. He has served on the senior staff of the World Bank, including as Principal Adviser to the Chief Economist at the World Bank. He has also served as Director of the World Bank's World Development Report.

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