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Gerry Adlard reviews Urban Governance in Post-apartheid Cities by Marie Huchzermeyer and Christoph Haferburg

Urban Governance in Post-apartheid Cities: Modes of Engagement in South Africa’s MetropolesVerdict: carrot

I expect this book to arouse interest across Africa and among all students of government on the continent. There is no philosophising here; it is a collection of real stories and crisp analyses of transactions at the crucial city level in South Africa. Without pretending to offer complete coverage of metropolitan issues it provides enough to provoke the reader to enquire about the gaps, and to ask the same questions about other cities in other countries. It will surely also inspire questions about the balance of power, responsibility and resources between central and local government, and about the ability of government at any level to engage fairly, responsively and constructively with both civil society and the private sector.

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  • Urban Governance in Post-apartheid Cities: Modes of Engagement in South Africa’s Metropoles edited by Marie Huchzermeyer and Christoph Haferburg
    EAN: 9781869142599
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