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The Resource Megacities : the politics of urban exclusion and violence in the global south, edited by Kees Koonings and Dirk Kruijt

Megacities : the politics of urban exclusion and violence in the global south, edited by Kees Koonings and Dirk Kruijt

Label
Megacities : the politics of urban exclusion and violence in the global south
Title
Megacities
Title remainder
the politics of urban exclusion and violence in the global south
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kees Koonings and Dirk Kruijt
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The twenty-first century is set to be the stage for the massive urbanization of the world's population. Particularly, the so-called 'megacities' around the world are rapidly becoming the scene for deprivation and exclusion, especially in what has come to be called the 'global south'. In such large-scale yet concentrated social environments, a complex set of relationships links poverty and exclusion to urban politics, power relations and public policy. Violent actors look for power in strategies that seek access to urban politics and policy-making. The urban poor are confronted with the challenge of charting pathways in their 'encounters with violence'. Local politicians, administrators, grass roots leaders and NGO officials are faced with the puzzle of how to restore effective non-violent institutions, legitimate governance and citizen security. Featuring case studies from across the globe, Megacities examines recent world-wide trends in poverty and social exclusion, urban violence and politics, and links these to the challenges faced by policy-makers and practitioners."--Publisher description
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
305.5/6909172/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HV4173
LC item number
.M443 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Koonings, Kees
  • Kruijt, Dirk
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban poor
  • Urban poor
  • Marginality, Social
  • Marginality, Social
  • Urban violence
  • Urban violence
  • Cities and towns
  • Cities and towns
  • Urbanization
  • Urbanization
  • Developing countries
  • Southern Hemisphere
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Cities and towns
  • Marginality, Social
  • Social conditions
  • Urban poor
  • Urban violence
  • Urbanization
  • Developing countries
  • Southern Hemisphere
Label
Megacities : the politics of urban exclusion and violence in the global south, edited by Kees Koonings and Dirk Kruijt
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-194) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise of megacities and the urbanization of informality, exclusion and violence / Dirk Kruijt and Kees Koonings -- From popular movements to drug gangs to militias : an anatomy of violence in Rio de Janeiro / Robert Gay -- Megacity's violence and its consequences in Rio de Janeiro / Janice Perlman -- Coping with urban violence : state and community responses to crime and insecurity in Guayaquil, Ecuador / Caroline Moser -- Middle Eastern megacities : social exclusion, popular movements and the quiet encroachment of the urban poor / Asef Bayat -- Urban governance and the paradox of conflict / Jo Beall -- Shoot the citizen, save the customer : participatory budgeting and bare citizenship in Porto Alegre, Brazil / Sérgio Baierle -- Crisis of the state, violence in the city / Mariano Aguirre -- Urban exclusion and the (false) assumptions of spatial policy reform in South Africa / Susan Parnell and Owen Crankshaw -- Conclusions : governing exclusion and violence in megacities / Kees Koonings and Dirk Kruijt
Control code
609901557
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 200 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282473072
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3-017-9781848134904
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609901557
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Megacities : the politics of urban exclusion and violence in the global south, edited by Kees Koonings and Dirk Kruijt
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-194) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise of megacities and the urbanization of informality, exclusion and violence / Dirk Kruijt and Kees Koonings -- From popular movements to drug gangs to militias : an anatomy of violence in Rio de Janeiro / Robert Gay -- Megacity's violence and its consequences in Rio de Janeiro / Janice Perlman -- Coping with urban violence : state and community responses to crime and insecurity in Guayaquil, Ecuador / Caroline Moser -- Middle Eastern megacities : social exclusion, popular movements and the quiet encroachment of the urban poor / Asef Bayat -- Urban governance and the paradox of conflict / Jo Beall -- Shoot the citizen, save the customer : participatory budgeting and bare citizenship in Porto Alegre, Brazil / Sérgio Baierle -- Crisis of the state, violence in the city / Mariano Aguirre -- Urban exclusion and the (false) assumptions of spatial policy reform in South Africa / Susan Parnell and Owen Crankshaw -- Conclusions : governing exclusion and violence in megacities / Kees Koonings and Dirk Kruijt
Control code
609901557
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 200 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282473072
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3-017-9781848134904
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609901557
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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