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Taken For A RideGrounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis$
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Matteo Rizzo

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198794240

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198794240.001.0001

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Public Transport in Dar es Salaam

Public Transport in Dar es Salaam

From State Monopoly to Neoliberalism (1970–2015)

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Taken For A Ride

Matteo Rizzo

Oxford University Press

This chapter analyses the changing face of public transport in Dar es Salaam from independence (1961) to the present. It focuses on the structural forces that influenced the demand for, and supply of, public transport over time. The chapter will also show the way in which the trajectory of change and policymaking in public transport in Dar es Salaam mirrors the broader picture of Tanzania, and much of Africa as a whole, in its transition from developmentalism to neoliberalism. The chapter reviews a number of initiatives on urban public transport adopted by the state since the very late 1990s, as they reveal the contradictory stance of the government towards economic deregulation, the tensions that it generated, and the winding down of the socialist agenda that it entailed. As such, they enable appreciation of the politics, tensions, and path dependency of one instance of ‘actually existing neoliberalism’.

Keywords:   public transport, neoliberalism, privatization, post-socialism, state intervention, traffic, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Africa

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