Planet of Slums
Publish date: September 17th 2007
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Social Issues
, Urban Studies
Seriously, because once you read this, the Olympics looks even worse. Davis' book is very readable and wonderfully cited information about slums. It looks at the development and how various governments respond to it. If you have read Behind the Beautiful Forevers, this is a good companion to that...
Dry, statistical -- familiar ground, and a bit out of date (published 2006 and based on projections going back to 2004). Davis blames IMF shock policies over the internally driven tendency of modern "silicon" capitalism to decouple production growth from employment -- which is not fully persuasive. ...