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1. Annual report [ - 2019]

Journal/Periodical
v. : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Green Library
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xvi, 170 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Africana sociology and economics: an interdisciplinary analysis of Black social stratification / James L. Conyers Jr
  • The emerging field of stratification economics: a unified social science theory of race and inequality? / Greg Price
  • Frontstage and backstage racial performances: the contributions of backstage methodological research / Brittany Slatton
  • "Girls can't play no ball": the invisibility of Black woman athletes in film / Drew Brown
  • Pan-African Belize: a case for praxis / Devon Lee
  • Insights regarding Black-White economic inequality from stratification economics / James B. Stewart
  • A new era for labor? The promises and perils of the fast food workers strike movement / Marcia Walker McWilliams
  • Affirming or dis-confirming America's promise: attitudes about affirmative action among Black Americans and Black immigrants / Anthony D. Greene, LaTasha Chaffin, Maruice Mangum, and Jason E. Shelton
  • An obsolete people? The precarious position of African Americans in the twenty-first-century economy / Robert E. Weems , Jr.-- New (Pan)-Africanism or neoliberal globalization? introducing Nigeria's Afri-capitalism and South Africa's Ubuntu business / Rita Kiki Odezie.
Green Library
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xiii, 189 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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xii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Class Struggle Back on the Agenda 2. Extractivism and the Class Struggle 3. Accumulation by Dispossession and the Resistance 4. The Progressive Cycle in Latin American Politics 5. Brazil: Changing Dynamics of the Land Struggle 6. Paraguay: Class Struggle on the Extractive Frontier 7. Mexico: Shifting Dynamics of a Class War 8. Peru: The Return of the Class Struggle from Below 9. Argentina: The Return of Class Struggle from Above 10. Venezuela: In the Eye of the Storm 11. Chile 12. The Return of the Right? Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138720220 20170925
The Class Struggle in Latin America: Making History Today analyses the political and economic dynamics of development in Latin America through the lens of class struggle. Focusing in particular on Peru, Paraguay, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela, the book identifies how the shifts and changing dynamics of the class struggle have impacted on the rise, demise and resurgence of neoliberal regimes in Latin America. This innovative book offers a unique perspective on the evolving dynamics of class struggle, engaging both the destructive forces of capitalist development and those seeking to consolidate the system and preserve the status quo, alongside the efforts of popular resistance concerned with the destructive ravages of capitalism on humankind, society and the global environment. Using theoretical observations based on empirical and historical case studies, this book argues that that the class struggle remains intrinsically linked to the march of capitalist development. At a time when post neoliberal regimes in Latin America are faltering, this supplementary text provides a guide to the economic and political dynamics of capitalist development in the region which will be invaluable to students and researchers of international development, anthropology and sociology, as well as those with an interest in Latin American politics and development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138720220 20170925
Green Library
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xvi, 100 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Conflict and Violent Extremism: Theories and Evidence.- Chapter 2: Case Studies: Testing the Hypothesis in Kenya, Nigeria and Syria/Iraq.- Chapter 3: Kenya: More Local than Global.- Chapter 4: Nigeria: A Religious Framing of Grievances.- Chapter 5: Iraq and Syria: Complex, Dynamic, and Divided.- Chapter 6: Implications for Development, Peacebuilding and Statebuilding.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319514833 20171106
This edited volume examines the implications for international development actors of new kinds of terrorism taking place in civil conflicts. The threat from terrorism and violent extremism has never been greater - at least in the global South where the vast majority of violent extremist attacks take place. Some of the most violent extremist groups are also parties to civil conflicts in regions such as the Middle East and the Horn of Africa. But are these groups - especially the violent Islamists which constitute the greatest current threat - qualitatively different from other conflict actors? If they are, what are the implications for development practitioners working in war zones and fragile or poverty-afflicted countries? This study aims to answer these questions through a combination of theoretical enquiry and the investigation of three case studies - Kenya, Nigeria, and Iraq/Syria. It aims to illuminate the differences between violent Islamists and other types of conflict actor, to identify the challenges these groups pose to development practice, and to propose a way forward for meeting these challenges.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319514833 20171106
Green Library
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viii, 288 pages ; 20 cm.
Green Library
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xvii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: Reconfiguring Domination: Case Studies from Latin AmericaLiisa L. North 2. The Paradox of the Neoliberal Developmentalist State: Reconstructing the Capitalist Elite in Pinochet's ChileTimothy D. Clark3. Quasi-post-neoliberal Brazil: Social Change Amidst Elite Adaptation and MetamorphosisSimone Bohn4. Concentration of Assets and Poverty Reduction in Post Neoliberal EcuadorCarlos M. Larrea and Natalia Greene5. Rural Colombia: The Architecture of State-sponsored Violence and New Power ConfigurationsLuis van Isschot6. The Reconsolidation of Oligarchic Rule in El Salvador: The Contours of Neoliberal TransformationCarlos Velasquez Carrillo7. Land and the Reconfiguration of Power in Post-Conflict GuatemalaSimon Granovsky-Larsen8. The Limits of Democratization and Social Progress: Domination and Dependence in Latin AmericaTimothy D. Clark and Liisa L. North.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319532547 20171017
This volume examines the ways in which the socio-economic elites of the region have transformed and expanded the material bases of their power from the inception of neo-liberal policies in the 1970s through to the so-called progressive `pink tide' governments of the past two decades. The six case study chapters-on Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, El Salvador, and Guatemala-variously explore how state policies and even United Nations peace-keeping missions have enhanced elite control of land and agricultural exports, banks and insurance companies, wholesale and import commerce, industrial activities, and alliances with foreign capital. Chapters also pay attention to the ways in which violence has been deployed to maintain elite power, and how international forces feed into sustaining historic and contemporary configurations of power.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319532547 20171017
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xvii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of Figures and Tables List of Contributors Introduction Hartmut Rosa & Christoph Henning I Foundations: Alternative Conceptions of the Good Life 1 The Misadventures of the Good Life between Modernity and Degrowth: From Happiness to Buen Vivir Serge Latouche 2 Buen Vivir: A Proposal with Global Potential Alberto Acosta 3 Available, Accessible, Attainable. The Mindset of Growth and the Resonance Conception of the Good Life Hartmut Rosa 4 Resonance and the Romantic era: A Comment on Rosa's Conception of the Good life Charles Taylor II Beyond the Growth Paradigm: Alternative Conceptions of the Economic 5 A Philosophy of Ecological Economics Manfred-Max Neef 6 Productivity, Property, and Violence: A Critique of liberal justifications of Growth Christoph Henning 7 Growth regimes and visions of the good life: Why capitalism will not deliver Dennis Eversberg 8 Political Economic Conditions of a Good Life beyond Growth Andrew Sayer III The Good Society: Alternative Conceptions of Social Justice and Wellbeing 9 The Common Good as a Principle of Social Justice Michael J. Thompson 10 Bread and Roses. 'Good work' from a Union Perspective Nicole Mayer-Ahuja 11 Income Distribution for a Sane Society Philippe Van Parijs & Yannik Vanderborght 12 How not to argue against Growth: Happiness, Austerity and Inequality John O'Neill IV Subjects beyond Growth: Changing Practices 13 Happiness, the Common Good, and Volunteer Work Bettina Hollstein 14 Is Love still a Part of the Good Life? Eva Illouz 15 Empowering Ourselves in the Transformation to a Good Life beyond Growth Felix Rauschmayer 16 Subjective Limits to Growth and the Limits to a Life-Style Oriented Critique of Growth Stefanie Graefe V One World without Growth: Alternative Conceptions of the Political 17 The Good life of Nations: A Global Perspective Martin Fritz & Max Koch 18 Cultures of Wellbeing in the South: Lessons to learn Sarah White 19 Europe, Capitalist Landnahme and the Economic-Ecological Double Crisis: Prospects for a Non-Capitalist Post-Growth Society Klaus Doerre 20 Toward radical Alternatives to Development Ashish Kothari Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138687882 20171227
Many countries have experienced a decline of economic growth for decades, an effect that was only aggravated by the recent global financial crisis. What if in the 21st century this is no longer an exception, but the general rule? Does an economy without growth necessarily bring hardship and crises, as is often assumed? Or could it be a chance for a better life? Authors have long argued that money added to an income that already secures basic needs no longer enhances well-being. Also, ecological constraints and a sinking global absorption capacity increasingly reduce the margin of profitability on investments. Efforts to restore growth politically, however, often lead to reduced levels of social protection, reduced ecological and health standards, unfair tax burdens and rising inequalities. Thus it is time to dissolve the link between economic growth and the good life. This book argues that a good life beyond growth is not only possible, but highly desirable. It conceptualizes "the good life" as a fulfilled life that is embedded in social relations and at peace with nature, independent of a mounting availability of resources. In bringing together experts from different fields, this book opens an interdisciplinary discussion that has often been restricted to separate disciplines. Philosophers, sociologists, economists and activists come together to discuss the political and social conditions of a good life in societies which no longer rely on economic growth and no longer call for an ever expanding circle of extraction, consumption, pollution, waste, conflict, and psychological burnout. Read together, these essays will have a major impact on the debates about economic growth, economic and ecological justice, and the good life in times of crisis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138687882 20171227
Green Library
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xii, 304 pages ; 25 cm
  • From helplessness to optimism: Martin Seligman and the development of positive psychology
  • Misery and pleasure in the origins of happiness studies, 1945-70
  • Crisis of confidence? 1970-83: providing the groundwork for the study of positive happiness
  • Morning in America, 1984-98: assembling key elements in the study of happiness and positivity
  • Drawing (and crossing) the line: academic and popular renditions of subjective well-being, 1984-98
  • Building a positively happy world view
  • The future in here: positive psychology comes of age
  • The business of happiness.
When a cultural movement that began to take shape in the mid-twentieth century erupted into mainstream American culture in the late 1990s, it brought to the fore the idea that it is as important to improve one's own sense of pleasure as it is to manage depression and anxiety. Cultural historian Daniel Horowitz's research reveals that this change happened in the context of key events. World War II, the Holocaust, post-war prosperity, the rise of counter-culture, the crises of the 1970s, the presidency of Ronald Reagan, and the prime ministerships of Margaret Thatcher and David Cameron provided the important context for the development of the field today known as positive psychology. Happier? provides the first history of the origins, development, and impact of the way Americans - and now many around the world - shifted from mental illness to well-being as they pondered the human condition. This change, which came about from the fusing of knowledge drawn from Eastern spiritual traditions, behavioral economics, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and cognitive psychology, has been led by scholars and academic entrepreneurs, as they wrestled with the implications of political events and forces such as neoliberalism and cultural conservatism, and a public eager for self-improvement. Linking the development of happiness studies and positive psychology with a broad series of social changes, including the emergence of new media and technologies like TED talks, blogs, web sites, and neuroscience, as well as the role of evangelical ministers, Oprah Winfrey's enterprises, and funding from government agencies and private foundations, Horowitz highlights the transfer of specialized knowledge into popular arenas. Along the way he shows how marketing triumphed, transforming academic disciplines and spirituality into saleable products. Ultimately, Happier? illuminates how positive psychology, one of the most influential academic fields of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, infused American culture with captivating promises for a happier society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190655648 20180115
Green Library
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xiv, 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: Creating a Context for Thinking for Oneself 2. Identity and Orientation 3. Self-interest, Protest, and the Public Sphere 4. Secrecy and Privacy in Religious Faith and Practice 5. Self-Cultivation, Salon Culture, and the Private Academy 6. Well-being and the Pursuit of Happiness 7. Values 8. Conclusions: Individuality in Early Modern Japan Afterword: Aspects of and Resistance to Individuality in Contemporary Japan.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138308787 20171227
Two of the most commonly alleged features of Japanese society are its homogeneity and its encouragement of conformity, as represented by the saying that the nail that sticks up gets pounded. This volume's primary goal is to challenge these and a number of other long-standing assumptions regarding Tokugawa (1600-1868) society, and thereby to open a dialogue regarding the relationship between the Japan of two centuries ago and the present. The volume's central chapters concentrate on six aspects of Tokugawa society: the construction of individual identity, aggressive pursuit of self-interest, defiant practice of forbidden religious traditions, interest in self-cultivation and personal betterment, understandings of happiness and well-being, and embrace of "neglected" counter-ideological values. The author argues that when taken together, these point to far higher degrees of individuality in early modern Japan than has heretofore been acknowledged, and in an Afterword the author briefly examines how these indicators of individuality in early modern Japan are faring in contemporary Japan at the time of writing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138308787 20171227
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ix, 153 pages ; 26 cm
  • Introduction: Interpreting Communal Violence in Myanmar Nick Cheesman 1. The Contentious Politics of Anti-Muslim Scapegoating in Myanmar Gerry van Klinken and Su Mon Thazin Aung 2. Reconciling Contradictions: Buddhist-Muslim Violence, Narrative Making and Memory in Myanmar Matt Schissler, Matthew J. Walton and Phyu Phyu Thi 3. Gendered Rumours and the Muslim Scapegoat in Myanmar's Transition Gerard McCarthy and Jacqueline Menager 4. Communal Conflict in Myanmar: The Legislature's Response, 2012-2015 Chit Win and Thomas Kean 5. Producing the News: Reporting on Myanmar's Rohingya Crisis Lisa Brooten and Yola Verbruggen 6. How in Myanmar "National Races" Came to Surpass Citizenship and Exclude Rohingya Nick Cheesman.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138504448 20171227
Myanmar's recovery from half a century of military rule has been fraught. As in other religiously, culturally and linguistically heterogeneous countries where a dictatorship has loosened a tight grip, people there have wanted for democratic institutions to express and manage conflict. Under these circumstances, mundane and seemingly apolitical events sometimes unfold into moments of intense violence. Interpreting Communal Violence in Myanmar addresses one such violent chapter in Myanmar's recent past: the communal violence that shook the country between 2012 and 2014. The violence, most of it involving Buddhists attacking Muslims, ranged from localised, fleeting, inter-group melees, to large scale, apparently well-organised, state-supported killing and destruction of property of a targeted community, running over a number of days. The book's seven chapters comprise a response to the violence by a group of Myanmar and Southeast Asia experts. Their contributions trace the histories and contemporary features of the violence, and the legal and political arrangements that made it possible. Their interpretations, while specific to Myanmar, also contribute to broader debate about the characteristics, causes and consequences of communal violence generally. The chapters were originally published as a special issue in the Journal of Contemporary Asia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138504448 20171227
Green Library
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xxv, 236 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to the Concepts and Frameworks of Knowledge-Creating Theory-- Ikujiro Nonaka and Ayano Hirose Nishihara.- Chapter 2: Collaborating on City Planning: A Lesson from Mayor Joko Widodo (2005-2011)-- Anwar Sanusi-- Chapter 3: People-Centric Leadership at Local Level: The Case Study of Yala Municipality, Thailand-- Orathai Kokpol.- Chapter 4: Mitaka City Development: Collaborating in Harmony-- Ayano Hirose.- Chapter 5: Da Nang City Development-- Nguyen Thi Hai Hang.- Chapter 6: Antonio Meloto: Empowering the Filipino Poor toward Sustainable and Innovative Communities-- Alex B. Brillantes, Jr., and Lizan E. Perante-Calina.- Chapter 7: Social Innovation by a Leaf-Selling Business: Irodori in Kamikatsu Town-- Ayano Hirose Nishihara.- Chapter 8: "It Can Be Done": Economic Forests and Social Entrepreneurship in Doi Tung, Thailand-- Ayano Hirose.- Chapter 9: Transformation and Innovation: People-centric Leadership and Management to Tackle Social Issues-- Woothisarn Tanchai and Kittima Bunnag.- Chapter 10: Unleashing the Knowledge Potential of the Community for Co-Creation of Values in Society-- Ikujiro Nonaka, Kiyotaka Yokomichi and Ayano Hirose Nishihara.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319574806 20171218
This book explores how public organizations and not-for-profit organizations (NPO) can be more collaborative, innovative and effective in solving social issues in both developing and developed countries. "Social innovation, " led by social entrepreneurs and/or social enterprises, emerged in the late 1990s, and spread in 2000s. As the West faced management failures, demand increased for corporations to take on more social responsibility. Based on intensive research on social innovation processes at the municipal and the community level in Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan, the book analyses the factors that affected the most effective and efficient social innovations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319574806 20171218
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viii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: Articulating Grievances, Identities and Agency: Critical Issues in Media Representations of Anti-Austerity Protests in the EU Tao Papaioannou PART I Constructing Grievances 2. Discursive Constructions of the Anti-Water Charges Protest Movement in Ireland Martin J. Power, Eoin Devereux and Amanda Haynes 3. Crisis, Labour and Education: Media Discourse and Anti-Austerity Protest in Ital Lorenzo Zamponi 4. "It is Not the Time for Intifada": a Framing and Semiotic Analysis of Televised Representations of the 2013 Cypriot Protests Dimitra Milioni and Maria Avraamidou PART II Group Identification 5. Solidarity or Antagonism? An Analysis of German News Media Reporting on Anti-Austerity Protests in Greece Yannis Theocharis and Stefanie Walter 6. The 2015 Greek Bailout Referendum as a Protest Action: an Analysis of Media Representations of the `Yes' and `No' Campaigns Vasilis Manavopoulos and Vasiliki Triga 7. Anti-Austerity Protests, Brexit and Britishness in the News Ruth Sanz Sabido and Stuart Price PART III Articulating Agency 8. Mass Media, New Resistance and Mass Media: a Digital Ethnographic Analysis of the Hart Boven Hard Movement in Belgium Ico Maly 9. The Mediation of the Portuguese Anti-Austerity Protest Cycle: Media Coverage and its Impact Guya Accornero 10. Transnational Solidarity and Anti-Austerity Campaigning for European Political Change Helen Yanacopulos 11. Conclusion: Media-Framing Analysis, One-Word Framing and `Austerity' Suman Gupta.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138685932 20171030
This book analyzes constructions of injustice, group identification and participation in news and social media in anti-austerity protests within the European Union (EU). Since 2008, EU member-states have witnessed waves of protests and demonstrations against the adoption of austerity measures and alignment of domestic economies with the prevailing global neoliberal order. Understanding how the media represents dissent and how it influences public deliberation is of critical importance. It is accordingly necessary to explore the strategies deployed and role played by news and social media in representing and perhaps acting upon anti-austerity protests in the Eurozone crisis. This volume undertakes such a critical exploration.ã .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138685932 20171030
Green Library
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xxi, 197 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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xii, 343 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Part 1. Group cultures
  • The clergy : self-image and ideology
  • Image and self-image of the aristocracy
  • Church views on peasants : cultural exchange between the Church and the peasantry
  • Images of trade, merchants, trade settlements and cities
  • Part 2. Exemplary studies
  • Oral and written traditions in the Versus de Unibove
  • Rituals of humiliation and triumph : Stavelot, 1065-1071
  • Early manifestations of urban mentalities : Sint-Truiden, Trier and Cambrai, ca. 1050-1150
  • A tournament of the dead : religious diversity in an exemplum by Caesarius of Heisterbach
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix 1
  • Appendix 2.
"This book compares the cultures of the different social groups living in the Low Countries in the early Middle Ages. Clergy, nobility, peasants and townsmen greatly varied in their attitudes to labor, property, violence, and the handling and showing of emotions. Künzel explores how these social groups looked at themselves as a group, and how they looked at the other groups. Image and self-image could differ radically. The results of this research are specified and tested in four case studies on the interaction between group cultures, focusing respectively on the influence of oral and written traditions on a literary work, rituals as a means of conflict management in weakly centralized societies, stories as an expression of an urban group mentality, and beliefs on death and the afterlife"--Provided by publisher.
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295 pages ; 25 cm
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1 online resource (393 p.) : ill.
"This collection of essays documents and investigates the conflicts in Europe, Russia and China that sparked populist revolts against the established globalist order in the European Union. It shows that the populist surge was not an anomaly. It was a reflection of the internal contradictions of globalism that sparked nationalist resentment inside the EU, and backlashes against Western "soft power" aspirations in Russia and China. The idealist rhetoric of the globalist dream was persuasive. It lulled many into believing that the movement should not, and could not be stopped until the 2008 global financial crisis started the dream to unwind. The essays in this volume show that globalism is not dead, but will have to reinvent itself to revive."--Publisher's website.
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343 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Green Library
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xvi, 432 pages ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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1 online resource (162 pages) : color illustrations, maps ; 27 cm.
Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid population growth. Yet their economic growth has not kept pace. Why? One factor might be low capital investment, due in part to Africa s relative poverty. Other regions have reached similar stages of urbanization at higher per capita GDP. This study, however, identifies a deeper reason: African cities are closed to the world. Compared with other developing cities, cities in Africa produce few goods and services for trade on regional and international markets. To grow economically as they are growing in size, Africa s cities must open their doors to the world. They need to specialize in manufacturing, along with other regionally and globally tradable goods and services. And to attract global investment in tradables production, cities must develop scale economies, which are associated with successful urban economic development in other regions.Such scale economies can arise in Africa if city and country leaders make concerted efforts to bring agglomeration effects to urban areas. Today, potential urban investors look at Africa and see crowded, disconnected, and costly cities which inspire low expectations for the scale of urban production and for returns on invested capital. How can these cities become economically dense not merely crowded? How can they acquire efficient connections and draw firms and skilled workers with a more affordable, livable urban environment?From a policy standpoint, the answer must be to address the structural problems affecting African cities. Foremost among these problems are institutional and regulatory constraints that misallocate land and labor, fragment physical development, and limit productivity. As long as African cities lack functioning land markets and regulations and early, coordinated infrastructure investments, they will remain local cities: closed to regional and global markets, trapped into producing only locally traded goods and services, and limited in their economic growth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781464810442 20170717