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Explaining the Low-Income Housing Dilemma in Sub-Saharan Afric

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ISBN-10: 3838365380

ISBN-13: 9783838365381

Edition: 2010

Authors: Dumiso Moyo

List price: $109.00
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This book examines the previous World Bank co-sponsored housing projects in Zimbabwe as an instrumental case study of low cost housing. It applies a qualitative research approach, based on the theory of social construction, to explain the persistence of low-income urban housing problems. The selected case study was a partnership between an international agency, the state, local authorities, the private sector and the households involved. Despite this array of "participants" the project was unsuccessful as it failed to meet its targeted poor households of low-income earners. The socially constructed nature of the housing problem reflects the trading of power between interacting agencies. The…    
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Book details

List price: $109.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Lap Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Company KG
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.03" tall
Weight: 1.496