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Globalization, Urban Progress, Urban Problems, Rural Disadvantages: Evidence from Mozambique

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By: S Knauder

329 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs


Hardback | Oct 2000 | #120534 | ISBN: 1840148438
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This text demonstrates the mutual effects of, and interconnections between, globalization, urbanization and rural stagnation, both theoretically and empirically. It places its comprehensive empirical investigation on two levels of urbanization - the peri-urban and the fully urbanized areas - and includes the analysis of the rural conditions into the context of the Southern African region, and also into the context of global processes in an historical and interdisciplinary perspective. The text analyzes the magnitude of the two gaps and the process of social change between the three areas objectively, by showing the changing social interaction patterns, the differences in housing and other socio-economic variables, and subjectively, through showing the judgement of the people of these variables the degree of satisfaction and depression. As the majority of variables reveal poverty, the root causes for it in Mozambique, Africa and the Third World are analyzed and aspects of an alternative development and an alternative globalization are presented.


Part 1 Introduction and theoretical basis: areas of inquiry and methodology; urbanization and globalization. Part 2 The twofold gap and the rural-peri-urban-urban changes: socio-economic characteristics of the three investigated areas - poverty and relative prosperity; poverty and dissatisfaction - job satisfaction; migration as a consequence of globalization; housing in the two urban worlds and the neglected countryside; housing and services as problems; the female household heads; urbanization and the decline of specific social interaction; satisfaction and depression in favourable and extreme adverse conditions. Part 3 Poverty and globalization: the root causes of Third World poverty in a globalizing world; alternative development - alternative globalization.

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