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Lecture 12

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Political Science
Course Code
POLB91H3
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R Rice

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LECTURE 12:
Urbanization and the Informal Economy
I. Consequences of Rapid Urbanization
II. The Politics of the Urban Poor
III. Informal Housing
IV. Informal Economy
V. Book Reviews Back
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I. Consequences of Rapid Urbanization
Positive Consequences: reducing the pressure on land in the countryside
Negative Consequences:
-Noise pollution, rapid congestion, pollution.
-Isolation/apathy
-Sanitation/hygiene problems and spread of disease.
-Growth of shanty towns
-Crime and insecurity
II. The Politics of the Urban Poor
-Pragmatic political behavior
(Clientelistic)
-Focused on housing
Politics of the Rural Poor
-Revolutionary in native
-Focused on land
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What is the relationship between urbanization and democracy?
Organizing Strategies
Patron-Clientelism
III. Informal Housing
Henando de Soto (1989) The other path: The inside revolution
Formal, legal property rights for the poor (title)
Peasants title to land
Squatters title to their shantytown homes
Legalize informal businesses
Process of Establishing Housing in Formal Housing
1: Occupy Land
2: Build Housing
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LECTURE 12: Urbanization and the Informal Economy I. Consequences of Rapid Urbanization II. The Politics of the Urban Poor III. Informal Housing IV. Informal Economy V. Book Reviews Back ____________________________________________________________ I. Consequences of Rapid Urbanization Positive Consequences: reducing the pressure on land in the countryside Negative Consequences: - Noise pollution, rapid congestion, pollution. - Isolationapathy - Sanitationhygiene problems and spread of disease. - Growth of shanty towns - Crime and insecurity II. The Politics of the Urban Poor Politics of the Rural Poor
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