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Campbell, John (1994) 'Urbanisation, Culture and the politics of urban development in Ghana, 1875-1980.' Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development, 23 (4). pp. 409-450.

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Studies of the political-economy of African urbanization have tended to focus primarily on the state and have failed to examine issues of human agency or culture. In contrast, this paper examines the historical development of a town in southern Ghana looking not only at local and regional processes of development, but also at the role of traditional forms of land tenure, class and the nature of the local politics of planned and unplanned urban development. By examining the role of local and central government, and linking these to vested local interests through urban planning, the paper demonstrates the political role of planning and its varied impact on a range of social groups and classes and on the urban social ecology.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology
ISSN: 08946019
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2015 08:45

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