Uniting a Divided City: Governance and Social Exclusion in Johannesburg

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Uniting a Divided City is based on an assemblage of empirical data and analysis. It combines a detailed knowledge of the particularities of the Johannesburg context with a broader understanding of how the city fits into international trends and debates. This interdisciplinary work draws on a range of research methods and analytical entry points - from the vantage points of sociology, geography and development studies, a multifaceted lens is provided through which to identify and interrogate what is both specific and more widely relevant about social change and urban governance in Johannesburg.
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Editorial Reviews

Beall (development studies, London School of Economics) Owen Crankshaw (sociology), and Susan Parnell (geography, both U. of Cape Town) draw from research conducted over four years for several different projects to examine concrete problems faced by the South African city since the end of apartheid in 1994, and the solutions local officials have used to tackle them. Distributed in the US by Stylus. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853839214
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 6.52 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Jo Beall is Reader in Development Studies at the London School of Economics.
Owen Crankshaw is senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Cape Town.
Susan Parnell is Associate Professor in Geography at the University of Cape Town.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Pt. 1 Ways of Understanding Divided Cities
1 Introduction to a Divided City 3
2 Reverberations from a Divided City 7
Pt. 2 The Changing Spatial Structure of the City
3 Beyond Racial Fordism: Changing Patterns of Social Inequality 29
4 Post-Fordist Polarization: The Changing Spatial Order of the City 45
Pt. 3 Institutional Responses to Urban Change
5 Decentralization by Stealth: Democratization or Disempowerment through Developmental Local Government? 65
6 The Politics of Fiscal Austerity in Creating Equitable City Government 87
Pt. 4 Living in a Divided City
7 The Inner-city Challenge: Locating Partners for Urban Regeneration 109
8 Participatory Planning and Informal Settlement Upgrading in Diepsloot 129
9 Housing and Service Consumption in Soweto 151
10 The People Behind the Walls: Insecurity, Identity and Gated Communities 175
11 Conclusion: Lessons from a Uniting City 196
Notes 206
References 214
Index 230
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