Development Studies Events
- Book Launch - Taken for a Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis
How does public transport work in an African city under neoliberalism? Who has the power to influence its changing shape over time? What does it mean to be a precarious and informal worker in the private minibuses that provide such transport in Dar es Salaam? These are the main questions that inform this in-depth case study of Dar es Salaam’s public transport system over more than forty years.
- The Politics of the 'Surplus Population' Question in Southern Africa
The ‘surplus population’ question has made the (academic) left nervous about the limitations of ‘productivist’ Marxist class politics. Some wish to jump directly towards the end of work; others favour redistributive struggles to achieve Polyanian decommodification and social re-imbedding.
- Ground Down By Growth: Tribe, Caste, Class and Inequality in 21st Century India
There is a special conference being organised on 9 December called Ground Down By Growth: Tribe, Caste, Class and Inequality in 21st Century India, which is now part of the Development Studies Seminar Series. The event is free but ticketed, and can be booked through the link below. Please circulate widely to interested colleagues and students. The event will be held in the Brunei Gallery where the exhibition 'Behind the Indian Boom' is taking place.