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Reducing urban violence in the global South, towards safe and inclusive cities, edited by Jennifer Erin Salahub [and three others]

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
Table Of 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
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (273 pages).
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Form Of Item

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