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Journeys to democracy? Transport worker organisation in Africa

Tom Goodfellow

Urban informal transport acts as a barometer of political trajectories in Africa and exposes tensions between democracy and worker organisations For a window onto a country’s politics and political economy, look at how urban transport is organised. Britain’s embrace of Uber, and the beleaguered company’s exploitation of a legal loophole to allow its drivers to operate in places where they … Continue reading

27 March 2017 by
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In pursuit of industrialisation: Tanzania, Nigeria and free trade with the EU

Rick Rowden

Recent actions by Tanzania and Nigeria show how advocates of free trade as a development strategy are increasingly finding themselves on the defensive Despite the fact that most economists still preach the virtues of free trade, Tanzania and Nigeria are decidedly ditching conventional wisdom and are instead opting for good, old-fashioned trade protection, and adding into the mix some classic … Continue reading

25 October 2016 by
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Nigeria’s flawed development

Ejike Udeogu

The low rate of profit attributable to real production is at the heart of the country’s longstanding growth and development problems Nigeria’s story of development is an interesting one, and not sufficiently told or understood outside of Nigeria and Africa more generally.  In the 1970s its government pursued the conventional import-substitution industrialisation strategy of that time.   The exchange policy adopted … Continue reading

27 August 2014 by
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