Crisis, urbanization, and urban poverty in Tanzania: A study of urban poverty and survival politics

Joe Lugalla, The Aga Khan University

This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.


Third World urbanization is accompanied with declining trends in economic growth and appalling conditions of urban poverty. Lugalla provides an in-depth analysis of the `process of urbanization in Tanzania during the period of crisis and policies of adjustments, focusing mainly on their impact on the socio-economic conditions of life in the urban areas. While using a case study of Tanzania, this book can be useful in observing what happens in other African countries that are also experiencing a severe social and economic crisis and have adopted, or are planning to adopt, the adjustment policies.