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Description - Africa's Informal Transport Workers by Daniel E. Agbiboa

This collection of field-based case-studies examines the role and contributions of Africa's informal public transport (also referred to as paratransit) to the production of city forms and urban economies, as well as the voices, experiences, and survival tactics of its poor and stigmatised workforce. With attention to the question of what a micro-level analysis of the organisation and politics of informal public transport in urbanizing Africa might tell us about the precarious existence and agency of its informal workforce, it explores the political and socio-economic conditions of contemporary African cities, spanning from Nairobi and Dar es Salaam to Harare, Cape Town, Kinshasa and Lagos. Mapping, analysing and comparing the everyday experiences of informal transport operators across the continent, this book sheds light on the multiple challenges facing Africa's informal transport workers today, as they negotiate the contours of city life, expand their horizons of possibility and make the most of their time. It thus offers directions for more effective policy response to urban public transport, which is changing fundamentally and rapidly in light of neoliberal urban planning strategies and 'World Class' city ambitions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815377375
ISBN-10: 0815377371
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 180
Imprint: CRC Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 9-Aug-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Daniel E. Agbiboa

Daniel E. Agbiboa is Assistant Professor at George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, USA.

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