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FEATURED | Annotated bibliography on urban politics and political economy in African cities
Produced as part of the inception phase of the African Cities Research Consortium (ACRC), this bibliography provides a starting point into the investigation of the politics and political economy of African cities. Based on an extensive desktop search and review of relevant literature on the politics and political economy of African cities, it is split into seven sections, covering: the global political economy of African cities; the politics of urban infrastructure; governing African cities; elections, party politics and elite bargaining; the political sociology of African cities; civil society and popular agency; and crime, violence and conflict.
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African Cities Research Consortium – Two-Page Summary
African Cities | Apr 2021 | General
- City Scoping Studies
Download our initial city scoping studies here.
Accra: City Scoping Study
Ransford A. Acheampong | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies
Addis Ababa: City Scoping Study
Ezana Haddis Weldeghebrael | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies
Bukavu: City Scoping Study
Aymar Nyenyezi Bisoka, Emery Mushagalusa Mudinga and Tom De Herdt | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies
Dar es Salaam: City Scoping Study
Milla Nyyssölä, Tim Kelsall and Tim Ndezi | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies
Freetown: City Scoping Study
Alexandre Apsan Frediani | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies
Harare: City Scoping Study
George Masimba | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies
Kampala: City Scoping Study
Henrik Ernstson and Paul Mukwaya | Dec 2021 | City Scoping Studies
Khartoum: City Scoping Study
Enrico Ille and Griet Steel | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies
Lagos: City Scoping Study
Ola Uduku, Taibat Lawanson and Oghenetega Ogodo | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies
Lilongwe: City Scoping Study
Kate Strachan, Jessica Kavonic, Tim Kelsall and Tom Hart | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies
Maiduguri: City Scoping Study
Marissa Bell and Katja Starc Card | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies
Mogadishu: City Scoping Study
Lucy Earle | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies
Nairobi: City Scoping Study
Alice Sverdlik | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies
- Working Papers
Download our working papers here.
Working Paper 1 | Politics, systems and domains: A conceptual framework for the African Cities Research Consortium
Tim Kelsall, Diana Mitlin, Seth Schindler and Sam Hickey | Sep 2021 | Working Papers
Working Paper 2 | Uneven development, politics and governance in urban Africa: An analytical literature review
Michaela Collord, Tom Goodfellow and Lewis Abedi Asante | Nov 2021 | Working Papers
Working Paper 3 | Annotated bibliography on urban politics and political economy in African cities
Lewis Abedi Asante | Dec 2021 | Working Papers
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