1st Edition

The Geography of Urban-Rural Interaction in Developing Countries Essays for Alan B. Mountjoy

Edited By Robert Potter, Tim Unwin Copyright 1989
    352 Pages
    by Routledge

    352 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1989, The Geography of Urban-Rural Interaction in Developing Countries addresses the nature and importance of the interaction between ‘urban’ and ‘rural’ areas within Third World national territories, providing much-needed comparative, cross-cultural, and cross-national material. The book discusses the various theories of urban-rural interaction, and summarises the topic in the form of the movement of people, goods, money, capital, new technology, energy, information and ideas. Case studies are drawn from different areas of the Third World – including Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Caribbean and illustrate in detail the nature of urban-rural interaction.


    Alan B. Mountjoy: An Appreciation

    Alan B. Mountjoy: Publications

    1. Urban-rural Interaction in Developing Countries: A Theoretical Perspective, Tim Unwin

    2. The Role of Energy in Urban-Rural Interchange in Tropical Africa, W.B. Morgan

    3. The Role of Urban Bias in Perpetuating Rural-urban and Regional Disparities in the Maghreb, Keith Sutton

    4. The Urban Crisis and Rural-urban Migration in Sudan, El-Sayed El Bushra

    5. Rural-urban Interaction and Development in Southern Africa: The Implications of Reduced Labour Migration, David Simon

    6. The Urban-Rural Context of Agrarian Change in the Arabian Peninsula, Tim Unwin

    7. Commercialistaion, Distribution and Consumption: Rural-urban Grain and Resource Transfers in Peasant Society, Barbara Harriss

    8. Urban-rural Relations and the Counter-revolution in Development Theory and Policy, Stuart Corbridge

    9. Rural-urban Interaction in Barbados and the Southern Caribbean: Patterns and Processes of Dependent Development in Small Countries, Robert B. Potter

    10. A Periphery in Genesis and Exodus: Reflections on Rural-urban Relations in Jamaica, David Barker

    11. Urban-rural Interaction, Spatial Polarisation and Development Planning, Robert B. Potter