Urbanisation in the Developing World: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Urbanisation in the Developing World

1st Edition

Edited by David Drakakis-Smith


272 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9780415851923
pub: 2013-03-28
SAVE ~$10.59
Hardback: 9780415594974
pub: 2010-11-26
SAVE ~$34.00
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780203836835
pub: 2012-07-26
from $26.48

FREE Standard Shipping!


First published in 1986, this reissue is concerned with the increased social problems, regional imbalances, and economic dislocation resulting from the alarming growth rate of cities in the developing world. It considers theoretical questions and contains wide-ranging case studies to support the arguments made. It relates urbanisation in the developing world to changes in the broader global economic system, as well as looking at the urbanisation process over time.

Table of Contents

Part I: Theoretical Studies of Urbanisation in the Context of the World System 1. Capitalism and Urbanisation at the Periphery: Problems of Interpretation and Analysis with Reference to Latin America 2. Circuits and Networks of Capital: Internationalisation of the World Economy and National Urbanisation 3. The International Financial System and National Economic Developing Patterns 4. The New International Division of Labour and Urban Development in the World System 5. Labour Migration in the World System Part II: Historical and Empirical Studies at the Regional, National and Local Levels 6. Third World Urban Development: Agency Responses with Particular Reference to IDRC Yue-man Yeung and Francois Belisle 7. Urban Development in South-East Asia: A Historical and Structural Analysis 8. Urbanisation in the Socialist Third World: The Case of Zimbabwe 9. Migration and Planning: The Turkish Case 10. Self-Help Housing and State Intervention: Illustrative Reflections on the Petty Commodity Production Debate 11. The Traditional Economic Functions in Abidjan, Ivory Coast 12. The Changing Role of Women in the Urban Informal Sector of Johannesburg

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Development

Routledge Library Editions: Development will re-issue works which address economic, political and social aspects of development. Published over more than four decades these books trace the emergence of development as one of the most important contemporary issues and one of the key areas of study for modern social science.

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban