Wolfensohn Center for Development

Wolfensohn Center for Development Working Papers

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The Political Economy of Urban Poverty in Developing Countries: Theories, Issues, and an Agenda for Research

June 2010, Raj M. Desai

In the developing world the implications of urban development for overall economic prosperity are not well known. Raj Desai explores the political-economy of urban poverty and examines several pathologies of political life for the urban poor in the developing world.

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