Urban informality: transnational perspectives from the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia
The turn of the century has been a moment of rapid urbanization. Much of this urban growth is taking place in the cities of the developing world and much of it in informal settlements. This book presents cutting-edge research from various world regions to demonstrate how these trends make new forms of social and political power possible.
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Urban Informality as a New Way of Life
LIBERALIZATION GLOBALIZATION AND URBAN
Urban Informality in the Calcutta
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