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Published by Nordic Africa Institute .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Charities & voluntary services,
  • POLITICS & GOVERNMENT,
  • Sociology - Urban,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • Africa,
  • History,
  • Social Science / Sociology / Urban,
  • Africa - General

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsArne Tostensen (Editor), Inge Tvedten (Editor), Mariken Vaa (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9122173M
ISBN 109171064656
ISBN 109789171064653

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The first conference under the auspices of the research programme Cities, Governance and Civil Society in Africa was convened in Bergen, Norway at the end of August The conference was entitled “Associational life in African Cities: Urban Governance in an Era of Change” and organised by the Nordic Africa Institute in conjunction with the Chr. Michelsen Institute. This book is about the multitude of associations that has emerged in African cities in recent years. In many cases, they are a response to mounting poverty, failing infrastructure and services, and more generally, weak and abdicating urban governments. Some associations are new, in other cases existing organisations are taking on new tasks. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "Of the 17 chapters in this book, 16 are revised versions of papers presented at Bergen, while Chapter 1 and the introductions to the sub-sections were written after the conference was held". The conference was entitled “Associational life in African Cities: Urban Governance in an Era of Change” and organised by the Nordic Africa Institute in conjunction with the Chr. Michelsen Institute. The thematic background to the conference was the multitude of volun-tary associations that has emerged in African cities in recent years. In manyFile Size: 1MB.

Associational Life in African Cities: Popular Responses to the Urban Crisis Article in African Studies Review 46(1) April with 39 Reads How we measure 'reads'.   One of the most exciting achievements of AbdouMaliq Simone’s major text, For the City Yet to Come is to place African cities as exemplars of contemporary urbanism. Not as oddities, or necessary precursors of where other cities are going, but definitely as places where creative engagements with city life, its traumas, difficulties, and crises can be followed and learnt : Jennifer Robinson. Book Description: Nordic Africa Institute 1/1/, Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Associational Life in African Cities: Popular Responses to the Urban Crisis. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS Bookseller & Payment Information | More books from this seller | .   Associational Life in African Cities: Popular Responses to This book is about the multitude of associations that has emerged in African cities in recent years. In many cases, they are a response to mounting poverty, failing infrastructure and services, and Author: Charles Manga Fombad.

While much is going well in America on a comparative and historical basis, our associational life today appears unhealthy in many ways. For example, between and , the proportion of children under 18 living with only one or neither parent increased dramatically, from 12 percent to 31 percent. 13 In , over a third of parents—and half of fathers—said they spent too little time.   Associational Life in African Cities: Popular Responses to This book is about the multitude of associations that has emerged in African cities in recent years. In many cases, they are a response to mounting poverty, failing infrastructure and services, and more generally, weak and abdicating urban : Wale Adebanwi. In this introductory chapter to the anthology, the editors discuss the meaning of associational life in the context of rapid urbanisation in Africa. In trying to come to grips with the myriad of associational forms that characterise African cities the authors develop a set of criteria for defining civil society. Straddling the Divides: Remaking Associational Life in the Informal African City Article in International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 25(1) March with 42 ReadsAuthor: Abdoumaliq Simone.