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Edited books and special issues

  • Appelhans, N., Rawhani, C., Huchzermeyer, M., Olayowo, B. and Sihlongonyane, M. (eds) (forthcoming in 2023). Everyday Urban Practices in Africa: Disrupting Global Norms, Routledge. (copy editing underway – will be open access
  • Meth, P; Charlton, S, Goodfellow, T and Todes, A (eds) (forthcoming). Living The Urban Periphery: Infrastructure, Economic Change And Everyday Life In African City-regions. Manchester University Press
  • Bénit-Gbaffou C (ed), City officials and the struggle to transform cities. A view from post-apartheid South Africa. London: UCL Press, forthcoming – will be open access. https://www.uclpress.co.uk/products/223301
  • Rubin, M., Charlton, S., and Klug, N. (eds), (forthcoming). Housing in African cities: a lens on urban governance, Springer, New York.
  • Beier, R., Spire, A., and Bridonneau, M. (eds.) Urban Resettlements in the Global South – Lived Experiences of Housing and Infrastructure between Displacement and Relocation. Routledge, Abingdon & New York.
  • Bénit-Gbaffou, C., Charlton, S., Didier, S. and Dörmann, K. (2019). Politics and Community-based Research: Perspectives from Yeoville Studio, Johannesburg. Wits University Press, Johannesburg. Open access.
  • Journal of Development Studies Vol 54, number 12.  2018, Special issue on “Informal Practices of the State in Urban Governance: Views from Southern African Cities”. Guest edited by Claire Bénit-Gbaffou & Sarah Charlton
  • Bénit-Gbaffou C (ed), 2015, Popular politics in South African Cities – Unpacking Community Participation. Pretoria : HSRC Press. Open access: https://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/books/popular-politics-in-sa-cities
  • Haferburg, C. and Huchzermeyer, M. (eds.) (2014). Urban Governance in Postapartheid Cities: Modes of Engagement in South Africa’s Metropoles. Borntraeger Science Publishers, Stuttgart, and UKZN, Scottsville.
  • Geoforum (2012, Special issue on 43(2) on 'Party Politics, the Poor and the City – réflexions from South Africa'. Guest edited by Claire Bénit-Gbaffou and Laurence Piper.
  • Journal of Asian and African Studies (2011) Special issue on ‘Accessing the state: Everyday Practices and Politics’, 46(5), guest edited by Claire Bénit-Gbaffou and Sophie Oldfield.
  • Town and Regional Planning, 54 (2009) Special Issue on 'Reflections on the unfolding of South Africa’s 2004 Housing Programme 'Breaking New Ground’' (guest edited by Marie Huchzermeyer) – open access
  • Huchzermeyer, M. and Karam, A. (eds.) (2006) Informal Settlements – A Perpetual Challenge? Juta/UCT Press, Cape Town – open access
  • South African Review of Sociology (formerly Society in Transition), 37(1) 2006 Special Issue on ‘Informal Settlements and Access to Land’ (guest edited by Marie Huchzermeyer)
  • Harrison, P., Huchzermeyer, M., Mayekiso, M. (eds.) (2003). Confronting Fragmentation: Housing and Urban Development in a Democratising Society. UCT Press, Cape Town – open access
  • Urban Forum 13(2), April-June 2002: Special Issue on ‘Contemporary Processes in Informal Settlements in South Africa’ (South African, French and German contributors).