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Housing cooperatives and the politics of local organization and representation in peri-urban Harare, Zimbabwe

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dc.contributor.author Chirisa, Innocent
dc.contributor.author Gaza, Marilyn
dc.contributor.author Bandauko, Elmond
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-16T09:26:12Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-16T09:26:12Z
dc.date.issued 2014-12
dc.identifier.citation Chirisa, I., Gaza, M. and Bandauko, E. (2014). Housing cooperatives and the politics of local organization and representation in peri-urban Harare, Zimbabwe. African Studies Quarterly, 15(1), 37-53. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2152-2448
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10646/3369
dc.description.abstract Housing cooperatives have emerged in the context of housing challenges in the urban areas as a strategy for securing low-cost housing accommodation in peri-urban Harare. They constitute vehicles that allow people to pool resources and secure tenure. The paper explains the “politics of peri-urban housing” in contemporary Zimbabwe by looking into the resurgence of these new forms of housing cooperatives. The paper compares five sites in Harare (Whitecliffe, Hatcliffe, Caledonia, and Southlea Park and Hopley in Harare South) to provide insights into the politics of peri-urban housing and security of tenure. We argue that political identity, networks, and participation have been at the core of these housing cooperatives as residents sought to secure tenure in the peri-urban areas by enhancing citizenship rights. en_US
dc.language.iso en_ZW en_US
dc.publisher University of Florida, Centre for African Studies en_US
dc.subject Informal settlements en_US
dc.subject Urbanisation en_US
dc.subject Low-cost housing accommodation en_US
dc.title Housing cooperatives and the politics of local organization and representation in peri-urban Harare, Zimbabwe en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.contributor.authoremail chirisa.innocent@gmail.com en_US


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