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The Resource Urban governance, voice, and poverty in the developing world, Nick Devas, with Philip Amis [and others]

Urban governance, voice, and poverty in the developing world, Nick Devas, with Philip Amis [and others]

Label
Urban governance, voice, and poverty in the developing world
Title
Urban governance, voice, and poverty in the developing world
Statement of responsibility
Nick Devas, with Philip Amis [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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."
  • "In their timely and in-depth examination of ten cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, they demonstrate that in many countries the global trends towards decentralization and democratization offer new opportunities for the poor to have an influence on the decisions that affect them. They also show how that influence depends on the nature of those democratic arrangements and decision-making processes at the local level, as well as on the ability of the poor to organize."
  • "The study involved interviews with key actors within and outside city governments, discussions with poverty groups, community organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as analyses of data on poverty, services and finance. The book presents insights, conclusions and practical examples that are of relevance for other cities. It outlines policy implications for national and local governments, NGOs and donor agencies, and highlights ways in which poor people can use their voice to influence the various institutions of city governance."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
339.4/6/091724
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV4173
LC item number
.U725 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Devas, Nick
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban poor
  • Poverty
  • Municipal government
Label
Urban governance, voice, and poverty in the developing world, Nick Devas, with Philip Amis [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
54544164
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 224 pages
Isbn
9781853839931
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004004915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Urban governance, voice, and poverty in the developing world, Nick Devas, with Philip Amis [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
54544164
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 224 pages
Isbn
9781853839931
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004004915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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