Governing African Cities

Date and time
Monday 18th October 2010


Room G07, Pearson Building, Gower Street, UCL.

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Governing African Cities

Garth Myers (Kansas University)



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In this paper, I discuss governance, service delivery and justice as they have been debated in African cities, examining neoliberal, materialist, and post-structuralist approaches in the literature. I highlight how good governance and social justice concerns play out on the ground in service delivery in several settings, and then in a longer case study on Zanzibar. Ultimately, I am suggesting that we may need to change the map of discussions about governance in urban studies toward nuanced empirical