Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781848132962 Published December 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781848132955 Published December 2009 For sale in North and South America only

Megacities

The Politics of Urban Exclusion and Violence in the Global South

Kees Koonings and Dirk Kruijt

Megacities

Kees Koonings and Dirk Kruijt

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208 pages | 6.125 x 9.1875
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781848132962 Published December 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781848132955 Published December 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
Acknowledgements

Introduction
1. The Rise of Megacities and the Urbanization of Informality, Exclusion and Violence - Dirk Kruijt & Kees Koonings

Part 1: The Social Dynamics of Exclusion and Violence in Megacities
2. From Popular Movements to Drug Gangs to Militias: An Anatomy of Violence in Rio de Janeiro - Robert Gay
3. Megacity's Violence and its Consequences in Rio de Janeiro - Janice Perlman
4. Coping with Urban Violence: State and Community Responses to Crime and Insecurity in Guayaquil, Ecuador - Caroline Moser
5. Middle Eastern Megacities: Social Exclusion, Popular Movements and the Quiet Encroachment of the Urban Poor - Asef Bayat

Part 2: Political and Policy Dimensions of Urban Exclusion and Violence
6. Urban Governance and the Paradox of Conflict - Jo Beall
7. Shoot the Citizen, Save the Customer: Participatory Budgeting and Bare Citizenship in Porto Alegre, Brazil - Sérgio Gregório Baierle
8. Crisis of the State, Violence in the City - Mariano Aguirre
9. Urban Exclusion and the (False) Assumptions of Spatial Policy Reform in South Africa - Susan Parnell and Owen Crankshaw

Conclusions
Governing Exclusion and Violence in Megacities - Kees Koonings & Dirk Kruijt
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