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Published: 01 June 2017

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780198794240

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Taken For A Ride

Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis

Matteo Rizzo

Critical Frontiers of Theory, Research, and Policy in International Development Studies

  • An in-depth study of public transport in an African city written as an entry point for critically engaging with key thinkers on the city and the informal economy
  • Uses extensive fieldwork carried out over a fifteen year timespan to inform a truly interdisciplinary case study that is empirically grounded in a range of wider issues
  • Theoretically engaged, with extensive discussion of neoliberalism, labour, urbanisation and public transport, and postcolonial theory
  • Condenses complex ideas into an accessible narrative

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