"Uberization" as Neoliberal Governmentality: A Global South Perspective
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Â© The Author(s) 2019. Using the neo-Foucauldian literature on neoliberal governmentality as conceptual lens, this paper critically examines Uberâ€™s influence on the governance of urban transport. It argues that â€˜uberizationâ€™ represents a form of neoliberal governmentality in which Uber replaces the state as the arbiter and protector of citizenship. It distils the underlying logics of uberization through four discursive moments of subjectification and subjectivation in Ghanaâ€™s transport sector. Mainly conceptual but interlaced with empirical moments, the paper makes a vital contribution to the literature on how new forms of neoliberalization manifest through varied techno-material instruments in global south cities.
(2020). "Uberization" as Neoliberal Governmentality: A Global South Perspective. Journal of Asian and African Studies, 55(5), 716–732.
Kaye-Essien, Charles Wharton
""Uberization" as Neoliberal Governmentality: A Global South Perspective." Journal of Asian and African Studies, vol. 55,no. 5, 2020, pp. 716–732.