By Francesca Locatelli, Paul Nugent
This booklet examines how the extraordinary enlargement of African towns, that are the goods of particular histories, poses critical demanding situations to equitable provider provision and increases contentious claims to the possession and regulate of city areas.
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This perspective constitutes a fundamental approach to the socio-spatial dynamic beyond the determinisms and rigid models that dominated urban analysis until recent decades. The specific analysis of space segregation in the cities of developing countries has shown that urban inequalities are anchored in the colonial model and that this model is reproduced by present-day local elites. In South America, this process of reproduction and substitution of old by new elites began, generally speaking, in the 1940s, while in Lusophone Africa it was only in 1975—the year of independence for the Portuguese colonies—that a clear socio-spatial recombining movement started, along with the replacement of the terms of colonial organisation.
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