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Urban Poverty in East Africa: comparative analysis of the trajectories of Nairobi and Kampala

Philip Amis


The aim of this paper is to document and explain the changing nature of urban poverty in East Africa since 1970, in particular in the two cities of Kampala and Nairobi. It will argue that the concept of proleterianization is helpful in understanding the changes in urban poverty and politics.

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CPRC Working Paper


politics Uganda international comparisons Kenya urban areas

ISBN: 1-904049-39-7


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