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Benin’s urban policies are deepening social inequalities

Noret, Joël (2021) Benin’s urban policies are deepening social inequalities. Africa at LSE (01 Nov 2021). Blog Entry.

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Since the arrival of Benin’s President-entrepreneur Patrice Talon in 2016, urban development projects have accelerated in Cotonou. Aimed at strengthening the international attractiveness of the city, this new urban planning has led to the destruction of several neighbourhoods and the increasing eviction of the poor from the city centre, emblematic of neoliberal urban policy.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2022 11:42
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:28

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