Crisis, Urbanization, and Urban Poverty in Tanzania: A Study of Urban Poverty and Survival Politics by Joe Lugalla

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Author
Joe Lugalla
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University Press of America
Date of release
Pages
223
ISBN
9780819197412
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Hardcover
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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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