Written from the perspective of developing countries, this book discusses the development process from a spatial perspective, focussing particularly on the evoltuion of the intra-national space-economy. With emphasis on African nations, this book offers a distinctive interpretation of the current situation and policy prescriptions differing significantly from previous literature in the area.
1. Introduction Part 1: Orientation 2. Defining Development 3. Geographic Space and Development Part 2: Rural Development 4. Collapse of Traditional Rural Structures 5. The Nature of Rural Development 6. Strategy of Rural Development Part 3: Urban Development 7. Emergent Urbanization 8. Urban Crisis of Underdevelopment 9. Urban System and National Development Part 4: National Integration 10. Integrating the National Population 11. Information Flows 12. Movements of Goods and Services 13. External Relations 14. Conclusion