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Urban governance, voice, and poverty in the developing world / Nick Devas, with Philip Amis ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Devas, Nick.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan Publications, 2004Description: xv, 224 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781853839931 (pbk.); 1853839922 (hardback).Subject(s): Urban poor -- Developing countries | Poverty -- Developing countries | Municipal government -- Developing countriesDDC classification: 339.46091724 DEV Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Urban poverty and governance in an era of globalization, decentralization, and democratization / Nick Devas -- Economic growth, urban poverty, and city governance / Ursula Grant -- Surviving in the city : livelihoods and linkages of the urban poor / Jo Beall -- Urban politics : exclusion or empowerment? / Carole Rakodi -- Urban government : capacity, resources, and responsiveness / Nick Devas -- Civil society organizations : do they make a difference to urban poverty? / Diana Mitlin -- Regulating the informal sector : voice and bad governance / Philip Amis -- Accessing land and services : exclusion or entitlement? / Fiona Nunan and Nick Devas.
Summary: "Poverty and governance are both issues high on the agenda of international agencies and governments in the South. With urban areas accounting for a steadily growing share of the world's poor people, an international team of researchers focused their attention on the hitherto little-studied relationship between urban governance and urban poverty."--Bookcover
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-218) and index.

Urban poverty and governance in an era of globalization, decentralization, and democratization / Nick Devas -- Economic growth, urban poverty, and city governance / Ursula Grant -- Surviving in the city : livelihoods and linkages of the urban poor / Jo Beall -- Urban politics : exclusion or empowerment? / Carole Rakodi -- Urban government : capacity, resources, and responsiveness / Nick Devas -- Civil society organizations : do they make a difference to urban poverty? / Diana Mitlin -- Regulating the informal sector : voice and bad governance / Philip Amis -- Accessing land and services : exclusion or entitlement? / Fiona Nunan and Nick Devas.

"Poverty and governance are both issues high on the agenda of international agencies and governments in the South. With urban areas accounting for a steadily growing share of the world's poor people, an international team of researchers focused their attention on the hitherto little-studied relationship between urban governance and urban poverty."--Bookcover

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