Integrated Productivity in Urban Africa

Introducing the Neo-Mercantile Planning Theory

  • DonaldĀ Okeke

Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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    Pages 1-22
  3. Theoretical Founding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
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      Pages 25-31
  4. Application of Theory to the Reality Within Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
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      Pages 95-124
  5. Synthesis and Statement of New Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
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      Pages 169-179
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  6. Contribution to New Knowledge, Application and Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
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      Pages 227-246
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 247-268

About this book


This book introduces readers to neo-mercantile planning theory in the context of spatial regional integration in Africa. It proposes a new approach that rethinks neo-liberalism as the meta-theory of planning in Africa, and pioneers an original school of thought that presents a general theory of planning for Africa in the twenty-first century. 

Research to substantiate the new theory was conducted over the period November 2010 to May 2015 and is presented here in four sections with more than 500 references. The book offers comprehensive coverage, from the theoretical foundations and framework, through application and empirical research, to analysis, conclusions and recommendations.


Urban Planning in Africa Regional Integration Urban Planning Theories Neo-liberalism Neo-Mercantile Planning

Authors and affiliations

  • DonaldĀ Okeke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Urban and Regional PlanningUniversity of NigeriaEnuguNigeria

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