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Urbanization and Third World stability

Abstract

This essay reviews images of urbanization that have been held by academics and activists, including revolutionary leaders. It examines the methodology and findings of case studies in Nigeria, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Kenya, Turkey, Malaysia and other countries with the aim of determining how well suited are the data and theories for assessing the relationship between urbanization and political stability. The review examines the following topics: migration; political participaton and the urban poor; radical parties and urban violence; the over-urbanization thesis; class and ethnicity. It especially evaluates the role of so-called urban marginals in urban political life and concludes that the evidence is overwhelming that there is no widespread culture of poverty or culture of apathy among the urban poor in developing countries. 119 references.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1984
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EPA-10-004655; EDB-84-166269
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: World Dev.; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 12:7
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; URBAN POPULATIONS; POLITICAL ASPECTS; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; LOW INCOME GROUPS; HUMAN POPULATIONS; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; MINORITY GROUPS; POPULATIONS; 290200* - Energy Planning & Policy- Economics & Sociology
OSTI ID:
6467527
Research Organizations:
Princeton Univ., NJ
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: WODED
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 661-691
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Citation Formats

Bienen, H. Urbanization and Third World stability. United Kingdom: N. p., 1984. Web. doi:10.1016/0305-750X(84)90081-0.
Bienen, H. Urbanization and Third World stability. United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/0305-750X(84)90081-0.
Bienen, H. 1984. "Urbanization and Third World stability." United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/0305-750X(84)90081-0. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1016/0305-750X(84)90081-0.
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title = {Urbanization and Third World stability}
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abstractNote = {This essay reviews images of urbanization that have been held by academics and activists, including revolutionary leaders. It examines the methodology and findings of case studies in Nigeria, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Kenya, Turkey, Malaysia and other countries with the aim of determining how well suited are the data and theories for assessing the relationship between urbanization and political stability. The review examines the following topics: migration; political participaton and the urban poor; radical parties and urban violence; the over-urbanization thesis; class and ethnicity. It especially evaluates the role of so-called urban marginals in urban political life and concludes that the evidence is overwhelming that there is no widespread culture of poverty or culture of apathy among the urban poor in developing countries. 119 references.}
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journal = {World Dev.; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {12:7}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1984}
month = {Jul}
}