Title

‘Uberization’ as Neoliberal Governmentality: A Global South Perspective

Author's Department

Public Policy & Administration Department

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https://doi.org/10.1177/0021909619894616

Document Type

Research Article

Publication Title

Journal of Asian and African Studies

Publication Date

8-1-2020

doi

10.1177/0021909619894616

Abstract

© The Author(s) 2019. Using the neo-Foucauldian literature on neoliberal governmentality as conceptual lens, this paper critically examines Uber’s influence on the governance of urban transport. It argues that ‘uberization’ 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 Ghana’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.

First Page

716

Last Page

732

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