Abnormal urbanisation in Africa: A dissenting view

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dc.contributor.author Obeng-Odoom, Franklin en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:04:26Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T11:04:26Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2011000563 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Obeng-Odoom Franklin 2010, 'Abnormal urbanisation in Africa: A dissenting view', AAG, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 13-40. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0070-7961 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15939
dc.description.abstract Africa continues to urbanize but the so called `urbanization-development- nexus? debate remains unsettled. Is urbanization correlated with economic development in Africa? Some argue that, although urbanization is positively correlated with economic development in Europe and elsewhere, Africa?s urbanization is parasitic and not conducive to economic development. Others contend that there is nothing abnormal about urbanization in Africa. This paper finds evidence in support of the latter view in the case of Ghana where qualitative evidence suggests that urbanization is strongly correlated with economic development. It discusses the reasons and implications of this positive correlation, including the potentially beneficial effects for both urban and rural economies in Ghana en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher AAG en_US
dc.title Abnormal urbanisation in Africa: A dissenting view en_US
dc.parent African Geographical Review en_US
dc.journal.volume 29 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 13 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 40 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 160400 en_US
dc.personcode 109896 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Human Geography en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 29 en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords urbanization, Africa, economic development, Ghana, poverty en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 109896 en_US

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