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Internal Migration and Spatial Development of Informal Settlements: A case of Mali’s Urban Spaces

Bah, Isatou LU (2016) SGED10 20161
Department of Human Geography
Human Ecology
Abstract
This dissertation aims to understand the phenomena of informal settlements and internal
migration within the context of urban spaces in Mali. The design of the study is a
qualitative case design using critical realism as a philosophical approach. Methods used
are coding and memoing in accordance with a transcendental realism framework for
qualitative research. The study found that there has been a spatial development of
informal settlements in Malian urban spaces, although the total percentage of people
living in informal settlements has decreased. A significant contributor to this is the
internal migration in Mali. The drawn conclusions implicate a growing escalation of
informal settlements and lack of housing opportunities in... (More)
This dissertation aims to understand the phenomena of informal settlements and internal
migration within the context of urban spaces in Mali. The design of the study is a
qualitative case design using critical realism as a philosophical approach. Methods used
are coding and memoing in accordance with a transcendental realism framework for
qualitative research. The study found that there has been a spatial development of
informal settlements in Malian urban spaces, although the total percentage of people
living in informal settlements has decreased. A significant contributor to this is the
internal migration in Mali. The drawn conclusions implicate a growing escalation of
informal settlements and lack of housing opportunities in Malian urban spaces and further
asserts the social and economic consequences for the individuals and communities. (Less)
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author
Bah, Isatou LU
supervisor
organization
course
SGED10 20161
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Mali, Bamako, Urban Spaces, Migration, Informal Settlements, Urbanization, Internal Displaced People, Slums, Conflict, Sahel Crisis
language
English
id
8889126
date added to LUP
2016-09-23 13:18:27
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2016-09-23 13:18:27
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  abstract     = {This dissertation aims to understand the phenomena of informal settlements and internal
migration within the context of urban spaces in Mali. The design of the study is a
qualitative case design using critical realism as a philosophical approach. Methods used
are coding and memoing in accordance with a transcendental realism framework for
qualitative research. The study found that there has been a spatial development of
informal settlements in Malian urban spaces, although the total percentage of people
living in informal settlements has decreased. A significant contributor to this is the
internal migration in Mali. The drawn conclusions implicate a growing escalation of
informal settlements and lack of housing opportunities in Malian urban spaces and further
asserts the social and economic consequences for the individuals and communities.},
  author       = {Bah, Isatou},
  keyword      = {Mali,Bamako,Urban Spaces,Migration,Informal Settlements,Urbanization,Internal Displaced People,Slums,Conflict,Sahel Crisis},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Internal Migration and Spatial Development of Informal Settlements: A case of Mali’s Urban Spaces},
  year         = {2016},
}