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ERIC Number: ED079456
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 85
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Urbanization in Tropical Africa: A Demographic Introduction. An International Urbanization Survey Report to the Ford Foundation.
Rosser, Colin
The basic point which this discussion attempts to emphasize is that the political perception of urbanization in Tropical Africa tends to be dominated by concern with urban unemployment (and its social and political consequences) as the major, visible and explosive byproduct of the acceleration of rural-urban migration which has been one of the most striking features of the postwar period, and particularly the period since independence. Contents include: (1) definitions of the terms "urban" and "tropical Africa;" (2) the African urban inheritance; (3) Exploding cities in unexploding economies; (4) the rural-urban relationship; (5) the African Urban Experience; (6) the politics of urbanization. [For related documents in this series, see UD 013 731-013 736 and UD 013 738-013 744 for surveys of specific countries. For special studies analyzing urbanization in the Third World, see UD 013 745-UD 013 748.] (Author/SB)
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Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY. International Urbanization Survey.
Identifiers - Location: Africa