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Joan Nelson elucidates the implications of this rapid growth and concomitant poverty for politics. Unlike many scholars who have sought an all-encompassing theory to explain the political behavior of the urban poor, Professor Nelson emphasizes the complex variety in the economic, social, and political circumstances that influence this behavior.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Series Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. List of Tables and Figures
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-2
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-13
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  1. I. The Nature and Structure of Urban Poverty in Developing Nations
  2. pp. 14-47
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  1. II. The Rural Exodus
  2. pp. 48-71
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  1. III. Migrants in the City
  2. pp. 72-124
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  1. IV. The Urban Poor as a Political Class
  2. pp. 125-167
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  1. V. Traditional Leaders, Patrons, and Urban Political Machines
  2. pp. 168-213
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  1. VI. Ethnic Politics and the Urban Poor
  2. pp. 214-248
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  1. VII. Special-Interest Associations Among the Urban Poor
  2. pp. 249-317
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  1. VIII. Parties and the Urban Poor
  2. pp. 318-380
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  1. IX. Conclusions
  2. pp. 381-402
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 403-432
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 433-454
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 455-467
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400885978
Related ISBN
9780691021867
MARC Record
OCLC
1016779030
Pages
488
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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