Social Formation in Dhaka, 1985–2005: A Longitudinal Study of Society in a Third World Megacity
Abul Hossain, Kaniz Siddique, Nahid Rezawana, Sayeedul Huq, Shah Nazimud-Doula, Mr Jamshed Ahmed, Professor Kamal Siddiqui
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Dec 28, 2012 - Social Science - 420 pages
By the middle of the twenty-first century, more than fifty per cent of the world's population will live in an urban environment. Most of this new urban growth will take place in Asia and Africa, yet most governments in these two continents seem woefully unprepared for the challenges they will face in providing their urban citizens with the basic services and security from poverty, environmental degradation and crime. It is in this context that in-depth studies which lay bare the contours and characteristics of society and institutions in the urban setting of Third World countries assume importance and urgency.