Urbanization In Africa

Urbanization In Africa

by James D. Tarver
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313277605

ISBN-13: 9780313277603

Pub. Date: 06/20/1994

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This reference work provides a summary of historical and contemporary aspects of urbanization in Africa. The volume is organized in three parts. The first part provides a historical overview of urbanization in Africa from ancient civilizations to the present day. The second part provides detailed studies of urbanization in fifteen highly urbanized African countries

Overview

This reference work provides a summary of historical and contemporary aspects of urbanization in Africa. The volume is organized in three parts. The first part provides a historical overview of urbanization in Africa from ancient civilizations to the present day. The second part provides detailed studies of urbanization in fifteen highly urbanized African countries. Each chapter in this section is devoted to one country, and the chapters are arranged alphabetically for convenient access. Countries profiled are located in different regions of the continent, and each has an urban population of at least 500,000 people. The third part of the volume includes chapters on topics of special importance to African urbanization, such as economics and demographics. The chapters are written by expert contributors and provide current references. The volume concludes with a selected bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313277603
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/20/1994
Pages:
518
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.31(d)

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Table of Contents

Figures and Tables

Foreword by Thomas S. Goliber

Preface

Introduction by Akin Mabogunje

Urbanization in Africa: A Historical Overview

Urbanization in Ancient Africa by Tertius Chandler

Urbanization in Medieval and Early Modern Africa by Tertius Chandler

Urbanization During Colonial Days in Sub-Saharan Africa by A.J. Christopher and James D. Tarver

The Growth of Africa's Urban Population by R.A. Obudho and Rose A. Obudho

Urbanization During the Post-colonial Days by H. Max Miller and Ram N. Singh

Urbanization in Selected Countries

Algeria by Keith Sutton

Angola by Filipe Amado, Fausto Cruz, and Ralph Hakkert

Congo by Gabriel Tati

Côte D'Ivoire by Philippe Antoine and Aka Kouame

Egypt by Mohamed El-Attar

Ethiopia by Habtemariam Tesfaghiorghis

Kenya by Robert A. Obudho

Libya by Saad Kezeiri

Mali by Sekouba Diarra, Aka Kouame, Richard Marcoux, and Alain-Michel Camara

Morocco by Robert Escallier

Nigeria by S.I. Abumere

Senegal by Philippe Antoine and Gora Mboup

Sierra Leone by Toma J. Makannah and Mohamed Bailey

South Africa by Anthony Lemon and Gillian P. Cook

Zambia by Carole Rakodi

Special Urbanization Topics

Urbanization Policy and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa by Dennis A. Rondinelli

Economic Aspects of Rural-Urban Migration by John Weeks

Urbanization and National Capitals in Africa by A.J. Christopher

African HIV/AIDS and Urbanization by Peter O. Way

Africa's Urban Future: From Nation-States to A System of Regions by Brian J.L. Berry

Bibliography

Index

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