Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Governing the poor in Harare, Zimbabwe: shifting perceptions and changing responses
The Nordic Africa Institute.
2002 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This is a study of the 'terrain of urban governance', using areas of Zimbabwe's biggest city Harare as case studies. It presents and discusses sets of perceptions of poverty and the poor which influence policy development and decision making among urban 'governors'. Kamete shows the effects of positive as well as negative perceptions of the poor. He also problematises more conventional understandings of poverty and includes into his own conceptual understanding dimensions of deficient access to participation and citizenship. He shows that the relationship between power and powerlessness among the poor is much more complex than is sometimes assumed. The urban poor in Harare - since the emergence of significant political opposition in Zimbabwe in the late 1990s - have become both an important and volatile instrument to be wooed and paid by populist politicians. At the same time - in their patterns of voting - they have been a mainstay of support for opposition to the ZANU-PF government at both local and central level.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet , 2002. , 67 p.
Series
Research report, ISSN 1104-8425 ; 122
Keyword [en]
Urban population, Poverty, Urban policy, Governance, Elections, Zimbabwe, Harare
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-196ISBN: 91-7106-503-2 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nai-196DiVA: diva2:241849
Note

CONTENTS -- Conceptual Framework -- Assessing the Urban Poor: An Overview -- Institutional Practices, Local Governance and Urban Poverty -- Urban Poverty in Zimbabwe -- Examining the Perceptions -- Responses and Counter-responses -- The Consequences: Implications for Urban Governance

Available from: 2009-10-06 Created: 2009-10-02 Last updated: 2013-02-13Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Download the publication here(259 kB)685 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 259 kBChecksum SHA-512
b9fbef79d004ade7100c9526bd7ae09f9c3f0c2a5aec68fa4665edb1c367012b9f6aaa2d2ac2dd32b1b740ee163912723f2aa78942dfd9457faaeb6bdd3582cf
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
The Nordic Africa Institute
Social Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 685 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 367 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf