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Urban politics in Nigeria

Howard Wolpe

Urban politics in Nigeria

a study of Port Harcourt

by Howard Wolpe

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Port Harcourt (Nigeria)
    • Subjects:
    • Port Harcourt (Nigeria) -- Politics and government

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Howard Wolpe.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJS7656.9.P67 W65
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 314 p. :
      Number of Pages314
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5429766M
      ISBN 100520024516
      LC Control Number73076115

      Urban planning is a technical and political process concerned with the development and design of land use and the built environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas, such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks. Urban planning deals with physical layout of human settlements. British influence and control over what would become Nigeria and Africa's most populous country grew through the 19th century. After independence in , politics were marked by coups and mostly military rule, until the death of a military head of state in allowed for a political transition. urban population: 52% of total.

      Media technologies were introduced to Nigeria by colonial regimes as part of an attempt to shape political subjects and create modern, urban Africans. Larkin considers the introduction of media along with electric plants and railroads as part of the wider infrastructural project of colonial and postcolonial : Brian Larkin. There are different reasons that cause rural-urban migration in Nigeria. They are the so-called push and pull factors which can be seen as simultaneous analysis of factors that attract migrants to urban areas. These determinants are split up into.

      tive of this new book on local level politics is to examine the political process in an urbanizing African community to determine how urbanization has affected the exercise and distribution of power and influence. Lagos, now the capitol of Nigeria and one of the richest and fastest growing cities in the Third World, is an excellent setting for such. Nigeria - Nigeria - Settlement patterns: About half of the people live in rural areas. Densely populated settlements occur along the coast, in the Yoruba-inhabited area in the southwest, and in the Hausa- and Kanuri-inhabited areas of the far north. In parts of the Igbo and the Anang-Ibibio-inhabited areas in the southeast and the Tiv-inhabited areas in the central region, .


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