Full Circle or Spiralling Out of Control?: State Violence and the Control of Urbanisation in Papua New Guinea
MetadataShow full item record
Originally published as Koczberski,G., Curry, G., Connell,J. Full Circle or Spiralling Out of Control?: State Violence and the Control of Urbanisation in Papua New Guinea. Urban Studies. (2001). 38 (11): pp. 2017-2036. Copyright Carfax Publishing.
There is an administrative reluctance to recognise the permanency of urban settlement in Papua New Guinea. This reluctance, evident since the 1960s, has been characteristic of both the colonial and post-colonial administrations. Opposition to some facets of urbanisation continues today, despite growing population and land pressures in most rural areas and real problems of landlessness emerging in particular rural areas. Colonial control of urban populations has been replicated in contemporary times, often in more draconian form. Eviction of urban settlers has been tied to issues of crime and urban respectability, and lingering perceptions that Melanesians should be rural residents. The growth of informal settlements and urbanisation are not seen as issues of urban planning, nor is the context of urban migration linked to socioeconomic inequality, hence other forms of urban policy are largely absent. Strengthening alliances between land-owners and the state (especially police and provincial administrations) have thus emphasised intraurban inequality and hampered national development.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Are all cities with similar urban form or not? Redefining cities with ubiquitous points of interest and evaluating them with indicators at city and block levels in ChinaSong, Y.; Long, Y.; Wu, Peng; Wang, X. (2018)© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Urban forms reflect spatial structures of cities, which have been consciously and dramatically changing in China. Fast urbanisation may lead to similar ...
Sarker, Arif; Bornman, J.; Marinova, Dora (2019)Rapid urbanisation all over the world poses a serious question about urban sustainability in relation to food. Urban agriculture can contribute to feeding city dwellers as well as improving metropolitan environments by ...
Using smartphones to navigate urban spaces: People with disabilities and the role of mobile technologies in three WA locationsKent, Michael; Ellis, Katie; Locke, Kathryn; Hollier, Scott; Denney, A. (2017)People with disabilities report a number of consistently disabling access issues while moving through urban environments. These can result in social isolation and cause people with disability to avoid going to new or hard ...