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Dr Deborah Potts

  1. Reshaping the Urban-Rural Divide in the 21st Century: Shifts in the Geographies of Urban-Based Livelihoods

    Potts, D., 5 Apr 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of International Affairs. 71, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  2. Broken Cities Inside the Global Housing Crisis

    Potts, D., 15 Apr 2020, 1 ed. London and Chicago: Bloomsbury Academic. 319 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review

  3. Urban data and definitions in sub-Saharan Africa: mismatches between the pace of urbanization and employment and livelihood change

    Potts, D., 1 Apr 2018, In: URBAN STUDIES. 55, 5, p. 965-986

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  4. Situating the BRICS Phenomenon within the Histories and Cultures of Southern Africa

    Lyn, S., Brooks, A. R., Edward, P., Potts, D. H. & Mpalive-Hangson, M., 1 Sep 2017, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of Southern African Studies. 43, 5, p. 853-861

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

  5. Conflict and collisions in sub-Saharan African urban definitions: interpreting recent urbanization data from Kenya

    Potts, D., Sep 2017, In: WORLD DEVELOPMENT. 97, p. 67-78

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  6. Urban Experiences ‘beyond the West’: Comparing Cities in Southern African and BRIC Countries

    Potts, D. H., 14 Jul 2017, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of Southern African Studies. p. 949-960 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  7. GREEN ENERGY TRANSITIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA: ON WHAT TERMS?

    Potts, D. H., 11 Jan 2017

    Research output: Other contribution

  8. Debates about African urbanisation, migration and economic growth: what can we learn from Zimbabwe and Zambia?

    Potts, D., 14 Feb 2015, (E-pub ahead of print) In: GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL. 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  9. Urbanization in Africa

    Potts, D., 2015, International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. Wright, J. (ed.). 2nd ed. Oxford: Elsevier, p. 965-972 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

  10. Comparative urbanism: why people in Africa's cities lack economic resilience

    Potts, D., 10 Mar 2014, Cities of Hope: Young People and Opportunity in South Africa's Cities. Centre for Development and Enterprise, p. 13-14 2 p. (Cities of Hope).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  11. Land alienation under colonial and white settler governments in southern Africa: historical land ‘grabbing’

    Potts, D., 2013, Handbook of Land and Water Grabs in Africa: foreign direct investment and food and water security. Allan, T., Keulertz, M., Sujamo, S. & Warner, J. (eds.). Routledge, p. 24-42 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  12. Rural-Urban and Urban-Rural Migration Flows as Indicators of Economic Opportunity in Sub-Saharan Africa: What Do the Data Tell Us?

    Potts, D., 2013, Brighton: University of Sussex, (Migrating Out of Poverty Research Programme Working Paper).

    Research output: Working paper/PreprintWorking paper

  13. Thinkpiece:Cities of Hope: Accelerating access to urban opportunities for young people in the developing world

    Potts, D., 2013, 34 p. Johannesburg : Centre for Development and Enterprise.

    Research output: Other contribution

  14. Urban livelihoods and urbanization trends in Africa: winners and losers?

    Potts, D., 2013, London: Geography Department, King's College London, (Environment, Politics and Development Working Paper Series; no. 57).

    Research output: Working paper/PreprintWorking paper

  15. Перенос столиц в Африке: случай столицы Малави Лилонгве

    Potts, D., 2013, In: Logos. 4, 94, p. 143-167 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  16. Challenging the Myths of Urban Dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Evidence from Nigeria

    Potts, D., Jul 2012, In: WORLD DEVELOPMENT. 40, 7, p. 1382-1393 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  17. Whatever happened to Africa's rapid urbanisation?

    Potts, D., Jun 2012, In: World Economics. 13, 2, p. 17-29 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  18. Whatever happened to Africa's rapid urbanisation?

    Potts, D., Feb 2012, 16 p. London : Africa Research Institute.

    Research output: Other contribution

  19. What do we know about urbanisation in sub-Saharan Africa and does it matter?

    Potts, D., 20 Jan 2012, In: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING REVIEW. 34, 1, p. v-xxii

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  20. Shanties, slums, breeze blocks and bricks: (Mis)understandings about informal housing demolitions in Zimbabwe

    Potts, D., Dec 2011, In: City. 15, 6, p. 709-721 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  21. 'We have a tiger by the tail' : continuities and discontinuities in Zimbabwean city planning and politics’

    Potts, D., 2011, In: Critical African Studies. 4, 6, p. 15-46 30 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  22. MAKING A LIVELIHOOD IN (AND BEYOND) THE AFRICAN CITY: THE EXPERIENCE OF ZIMBABWE

    Potts, D., 2011, In: AFRICA (LONDON). 81, 4, p. 588 - 605 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  23. African Cities: Competing Claims on Urban Spaces

    Potts, D., 2010, In: URBAN STUDIES. 47, 12, p. 2705 - 2708 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewpeer-review

  24. Circular migration in Zimbabwe and contemporary sub-Saharan Africa

    Potts, D., 2010, N/A ed. Oxford: James Currey. 300 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  25. Internal migration in Zimbabwe: the impact of livelihood destruction in rural and urban areas

    Potts, D., 2010, Zimbabwe's Exodus: Crisis, Migration, Survival. Crush, J. & Tevera, D. (eds.). Southern African Migration Project, p. 79-111 33 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  26. Market institutions and urban food supply in west and southern Africa: a review

    Potts, D., 2009, Macromarketing: a global focus: marketing systems, societal development, equity and poverty. Sage, p. 220 - 243 24 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  27. The slowing of sub-Saharan Africa's urbanization: evidence and implications for urban livelihoods

    Potts, D., 2009, In: Environment and Urbanization . 21, 1, p. 253 - 259 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  28. The urban informal sector in sub-Saharan Africa: from bad to good (and back again?)

    Potts, D., Jun 2008, In: Development Southern Africa. 25, 2, p. 151 - 167 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  29. Displacement and livelihoods: the longer term impacts of Operation Murambatsvina

    Potts, D., 2008, The Hidden Dimensions of Operation Murambatsvina in Zimbabwe. Vambe, M. (ed.). Harare: Weaver Press, p. 53-64 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  30. Disposable Cities: Garbage, governance and sustainable development in urban Africa

    Potts, D., 2007, In: GEOGRAPHY. 92, p. 308 - 308 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewpeer-review

  31. Market Institutions and Urban Food-Supply In West and southern Africa: a review

    Porter, G., Lyon, F. & Potts, D., 2007, In: Progress in Development Studies. 7, 2, p. 115-134 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  32. 'All my hopes and dreams are shattered': urbanization and migrancy in an imploding economy – the case of Zimbabwe

    Potts, D., Jul 2006, In: GEOFORUM. 37, 4, p. 536 - 551 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  33. Rural mobility as a response to land shortages: the case of Malawi

    Potts, D., Jul 2006, In: POPULATION SPACE AND PLACE. 12, 4, p. 291 - 311 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  34. Urban growth and urban economies in Eastern and Southern Africa: trends and prospects

    Potts, D., 2006, African urban economies: viability, vitality or vitiation?. Potts, D. & Fahy Bryceson, D. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 67 - 104 38 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  35. Counter-urbanization on the Zambian Copperbelt? Interpretations and Implications

    Potts, D., Apr 2005, In: URBAN STUDIES. 42, 4, p. 583-609 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewpeer-review

  36. Desertification in Eastern and Southern Africa

    Bowyer-Bower, T. A. S., Potts, D. (ed.) & Bowyer-Bower, T. A. S. (ed.), 2004, Eastern and Southern Africa: Development Challenges in a Volatile Region. Harlow: Pearsons, p. 229 - 254 26 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  37. Conclusion

    Potts, D. & Bowyer-Bower, T. A. S., 2003, Eastern and Southern Africa: Development Challenges in a Volatile Region. Potts, D. & Bowyer-Bower, T. (eds.). Harlow: Pearsons, p. 369 - 376 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  38. Introduction: Development Challenges and Debates in East and Southern Africa

    Potts, D., Potts, D. (ed.) & Bowyer-Bower, T. (ed.), 2003, Eastern and Southern Africa: Development Challenges in a Volatile Region. Harlow: Pearsons, p. 1 - 26 26 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  39. Regional Urbanization and Urban Livelihoods in the Context of Globalization

    Potts, D. H., Potts, D. H. (ed.) & Bowyer-Bower, T. (ed.), 2003, Eastern and Southern Africa: Development Challenges in a Volatile Region. Harlow: Pearsons, p. 328 - 368 41 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  40. Special issue on "Malawi"

    Potts, D. H. (ed.), McCracken, J. (ed.) & Englund, H. (ed.), 2002, In: Journal of Southern African Studies.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  41. Fertility in Southern Africa: the Quiet Revolution

    Potts, D. & Marks, S., 2001, In: Journal of Southern African Studies. 27, 2, p. 189-206 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  42. Special issue on 'Fertility in Southern Africa'

    Potts, D. (ed.) & Marks, S. (ed.), 2001, In: Journal of Southern African Studies.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  43. Urban unemployment and migrants in Africa: evidence from Harare, 1985-94

    Potts, D., Sep 2000, In: DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE. 31, 4, p. 879-910 32 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  44. African Environments: Past and Present

    Potts, D., 2000, In: Journal of Southern African Studies.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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