New Forms of Urbanization: Beyond the Urban-rural Dichotomy

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Anthony Gerard Champion, Graeme Hugo
Ashgate, 2004 - Social Science - 420 pages
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There is increasing appreciation in the social sciences that context is an important element in understanding social, economic, cultural, political and demographic processes. An important element in context is the type of settlement in which people live and work and so, it is vital to be able to categorise people into particular settlements types. This book brings together a leading team of social scientists to present the latest information on urbanization around the world, highlighting examples of development patterns that are not adequately captured by the UN's type of reporting systems and drawing attention to other ways of representing current trends.

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Tony Champion is Professor of Population Geography at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Graeme Hugo is Professor of Geography and Director of National Key Centre in Social Applications of Geographical Information Systems at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

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