The Social, Spatial, and Economic Roots of Urban Inequality in Africa: Contextualizing Jane Jacobs and Henry George

Franklin Obeng-Odoom

The Social, Spatial, and Economic Roots of Urban Inequality in Africa: Contextualizing Jane Jacobs and Henry George,  Franklin Obeng-Odoom, American Journal of Economics and Sociology Volume 74, Issue 3, pages 550–586, May 2015 Abstract Unravelling the social and economic roots of urban inequality in Africa has remained a thorny issue Continue Reading

Oil Rents, Policy and Social Development: Lessons from the Ghana Controversy

United Nations Ressearch Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) Article by Franklin Obeng-Odoom Summary This paper shows that the Ghanaian state expends its resources on four priority areas: loan financing, agricultural modernization, capacity building, and road construction and maintenance. It argues that the emphasis on “roads for prosperity” reflects a strong commitment Continue Reading