- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

The migration of people from overseas or from rural areas to urban areas, which increases both an urban area's density and extent.

Longer explanation

Did you know that in 1800 only 3% of the world's population lived in urban areas? That figure is now about 50% with more than 450 cities with a million ...

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