The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


DPU Working Paper - No. 139

Conceptualizing the Effects of Neoliberal Urban Policies on Housing Rights


6 November 2009

Author: Afia Afenah

Publication Date: 2009

An Analysis of the Attempted Unlawful Forced Eviction of an Informal Settlement in Accra, Ghana

Increasing economic globalization and the spread of neoliberalism have drastically shaped the way cities are developing across the globe. Whilst a vast array of political economy writing has focused on dissecting the effects of these processes on urban development and housing rights in industrialized countries as well as emerging markets such as India, the Asian Tiger states and Latin American countries, there is a marked lack of scholarship on the impacts of these global forces on Sub Saharan African (SSA) cities.

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