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Urban Violence in Africa

Pilot Studies (South Africa, Côte-d’Ivoire, Nigeria)

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The urban environment is a breeding ground for various forms of violence. As the hub of political, social and economic processes, the city is the meeting point for peoples from diverse cultural, racial, and religious backgrounds. It is often the venue of intense class and social struggles for scarce economic resources as well as political power. While the daily struggle for survival is usually nonconfrontational, when the economic-cum-political situation deteriorates, the city streets prov...


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  • Publisher : IFRA-Nigeria
  • Series : African Dynamics
  • Place of publication : Ibadan
  • Year of publication : 1994
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 05 avril 2013
  • EAN (Print version) : 9789782015303
  • Electronic EAN : 9791092312195
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.ifra.771
  • Number of pages : vi-176 p.
Eghosa E. Osaghae
Preface
Eghosa E. Osaghae
Urban violence in South Africa
Ismaila Touré and N’Guessan Kouamé
La violence urbaine en Côte d’Ivoire

Le cas de la ville d’Abidjan

© IFRA-Nigeria, 1994

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