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Review: Planet of Slums

User Review  - Douglas - Goodreads

Reading this book one enters the nightmare world of the urban poor who dominate the Third World whose position has been much harmed by the neoliberal policies of the IMF/World Bank dictated by the US ... Read full review

Review: Planet of Slums

User Review  - Jeremy - Goodreads

I read this a few years back and am rereading it now. It's a bit of a downer, i must warn you. It turns out slums are not as fun as they seem. Read full review

Review: Planet of Slums

User Review  - Dave - Goodreads

This book is great, it outlines in a rather simple yet academic style, the reality of neo-liberal policies. This book offers amazing insights into slum life, informal employment and the trajectory of ... Read full review

Review: Planet of Slums

User Review  - Tsitsi - Goodreads

The Harper's Weekly blurb "A Terrifying, Magisterial work" captures it quite well, i think. It's published by verso, which i tend to think is a very good press with an excellent social conscience. And ... Read full review

Review: Planet of Slums

User Review  - Morgan - Goodreads

This book is more relevant now than ever. Developing economies are facing a perfect storm worldwide. As the global financial crisis tightens its grip on developed economies, their demand for imported ... Read full review

Review: Planet of Slums

User Review  - Tracy - Goodreads

Everyone who is interested in cities should read this book. It is both an excellent dissection of the challenges of Third World urbanization and a powerful response to the neoliberal economists of the World Bank, etc. Once you've read your Hernando da Soto, this is what comes next. Read full review

Review: Planet of Slums

User Review  - leighcia - Goodreads

I was very deeply impacted by this book—it left me crying pretty violently numerous times, both as I read it and afterwards when I thought of it. Mike Davis writes about the situation of urban ... Read full review

Review: Planet of Slums

User Review  - Justine - Goodreads

This website was created for books like this: will educate and enlighten your perspective, well written, yet for the populus; and, most unlikely to be the one you pick up at the library. Read full review

Review: Planet of Slums

User Review  - Jerah - Goodreads

this man has done his homework. if you ever need to read a totally comprehensive, obsessively footnoted catalogue of the way that the first world is systematically screwing (plundering/enmiserating ... Read full review

Review: Planet of Slums

User Review  - Laurel - Goodreads

More than any other non-fiction book I have ready in the past 10 years, this book is a must read. This book describes the reality, the causes, and the results of urban poverty in the global south. It ... Read full review


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