Globalizing city the urban and economic transformation of Accra, Ghana by Richard Grant

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Published by Syracuse University Press in Syracuse, N.Y .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Urbanization -- Ghana -- Accra,
  • Globalization -- Ghana -- Accra,
  • Accra (Ghana) -- Economic conditions

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementRichard Grant.
SeriesSpace, place, and society
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHN832.A65 G73 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22684698M
ISBN 109780815631729
LC Control Number2008046644

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