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    Goran Therborn,Simon Bekker
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has been added to your Cart. Göran Therborn is a sociologist who has served as a professor at Cambridge and Uppsala Universities and as codirector of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences.

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Power and powerlessness. Simon Bekker, Gran Therborn. They host centres of political power, not only national, but in some cases regional and global as well, thus offering major avenues to success, wealth and privilege. It will be of interest to scholars in a wide range of disciplines, from political history, to sociology, to geography, architecture and urban planning.

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Simon Bekker is a visiting Emeritus Professor from Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He has been Professor of Development Studies at Rhodes University and Director of the Centre for Social and Development Studies at the (then) University of Natal (Durban). He has held visiting Fellow appointments at Oxford University, the (then) Centre d'Étude d'Afrique Noire in France, the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala, Sweden and at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study. He is (co) author of Governing Cities in Africa: Politics and Policies

Focusing on capital cities in nine sub-Saharan African countries, this volume traces how the power vested in them has evolved through different colonial backgrounds, radically different kinds of regimes after independence, waves of popular protest, explosive population growth, and, in most cases, stunted economic development. Starting at the point of national political emancipation, each case study explores the complicated processes of nation–state building through its manifestation in the “urban geology” of the city—its architecture, iconography, layout, and political use of urban space. Overwhelmed by the inevitable challenges resulting from their urbanization, the governments seated in most of these capital cities are in effect both powerful—wielding power over their populace—and powerless, unable to implement their plans and provide for their inhabitants. Exploring this dichotomy as well as urban forms of multilayered power, this analysis carves a new path in the rich field of studies related to African cities and politics.