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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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IPE’s strategic silence on capitalism and moral order

The study of how neoliberalism is remaking moral order in Africa reveals important insights for scholars of political economy To-date, political economy scholarship has only cautiously engaged with matters of moral economy in contemporary society.  This is strikingly different from the recent surge in respective scholarship and debates in anthropology and sociology.  The moral properties of capitalist economy at a … Continue reading

2 March 2017 by
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Property taxes, public services and wealth

Tom Goodfellow

Placing property taxation, redistribution and social justice in an ethical context Two weeks ago I was in Addis Ababa at a conference on taxation and development. Unexciting as this might sound to many, questions of tax strike at the heart of social justice.  Why else do many in Britain and elsewhere get so enraged about the existence of tax havens … Continue reading

24 February 2016 by
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