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Title Reducing urban violence in the global South : towards safe and inclusive cities / edited by Jennifer Erin Salahub [and three others]
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Series Routledge studies in cities and development
Routledge studies in cities and development
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures and tables; Notes on contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Acronyms and abbreviations; Introduction: a fast-moving and dynamic urban landscape; Risks facing twenty-first-century cities; Why is this book important?; The origins and history of this book; What is the book about?; What is the way forward?; Notes; References; Part I: West Africa; 1 Controlling violence: an economic integration skill in Côte d'Ivoire; Introduction; Methods
"Z": from violence to integration in an informal transport hubDemonstrations of violence in informal transport hubs; Violence as a guarantee of employment in an anomic context; From the plurality of unions to the advent of bloody competition; Informal transport hubs: a breeding ground for multi-faceted violence and social reinvention; Towards the sustainability of the criminal economy in informal transport hubs; Conclusion; Notes; References; 2 Opening up or closing off: urbanisation, violent crime, and the "poverty penalty" in Ghana's four largest cities; Introduction; Definitions
Ecological concentration of crime and the nexus between crime, poverty, and urbanisationMethods; Findings; Conclusions and implications for policy and practice; Notes; References; Part II: Southern Africa; 3 Urban upgrading linked to positive social outcomes in Cape Town, South Africa; Introduction; Background; Methods; Findings; Conclusion; Notes; References; 4 Towards safer communities: the impact of the Community Work Programme on the prevention of urban violence in South Africa; Introduction; The inception and development of CWP within the South African context
Impact of CWP in violence prevention initiativesGender dynamics in the CWP; Policy implications of CWP in preventing violence; Concluding remarks; References; 5 Is social cohesion the missing link in preventing violence? Case studies from South Africa and Brazil; Introduction; Methodology; Violence prevention through urban upgrading in South Africa; The UPPs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Conclusion; Notes; References; Part III: Latin America; 6 Social exclusion, violences, and urban marginalisation in Central America: empirical evidence and consequences for public policy
The territories: an overview from the perspective of social exclusionThe dynamics of violence in the territories; Initiatives against violence in the territories; Conclusions: consequences for public policy; Notes; References; 7 The contribution of informal institutionality to safe cities in Venezuela; The city, pacts, and violence; The urban structure of the city and institutionality; Informal institutionality to contain violence; Gender as a tool of peace; Conclusions; References; Part IV: South Asia; 8 Everyday violence in urban India: is planning the driver or mitigator?; Context
Summary Reducing Urban Violence in the Global South seeks to identify the drivers of urban violence in the cities of the Global South and how they relate to and interact with poverty and inequalities. Drawing on the findings of an ambitious 5-year, 15-project research programme supported by Canada's International Development Research Centre and the UK's Department for International Development, the book explores what works, and what doesn't, to prevent and reduce violence in urban centres. Cities in developing countries are often seen as key drivers of economic growth, but they are often also the sites of extreme violence, poverty, and inequality. The research in this book was developed and conducted by researchers from the Global South, who work and live in the countries studied; itchallenges many of the assumptions from the Global Northabout how poverty, violence, and inequalities interact in urban spaces. In so doing, the book demonstrates that accepted understandings of the causes of and solutions to urban violence developed in the Global North should not be imported into the Global South without careful consideration of local dynamics and contexts. Reducing Urban Violence in the Global South concludes by considering the broader implications for policy and practice, offering recommendations for improving interventions to make cities safer and more inclusive. The fresh perspectives and insights offered by this book will be useful to scholars and students of development and urban violence, as well as to practitioners and policymakers working on urban violence reduction programmes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Jennifer Erin Salahub is a Canadian public servant. She managed the Safe and Inclusive Cities initiative, a global research programme jointly funded by Canada's International Development Research Centre and the United Kingdom's Department for International Development. Markus Gottsbacher is senior programme specialist with the Governance and Justice programme at the International Development Research Centre. John de Boer is managing director of the SecDev Group. Mayssam D. Zaaroura is the women's rights knowledge specialist at Oxfam Canada
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Subject Sociology, Urban -- Developing countries
Urban policy -- Developing countries.
Urban violence -- Developing countries -- Prevention
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- Urban.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Third World Development.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Violence in Society.
Sociology, Urban.
Urban policy.
Developing countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Salahub, Jennifer Erin, editor.
LC no. 2019005112
ISBN 1351254618