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Ubering while poor: the socio-political implications of digital platforms in underdeveloped contexts

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Digital platforms that employ algorithmic technologies to facilitate transactions have become popular in many contexts characterised by underdevelopment. What does it mean for society and its politics when people in such contexts become pervasive users of digital transaction platforms?

I address this by venturing out to Manila and Jakarta—Southeast Asia’s largest megacities—to study ride-hailing platforms through interviews, ethnography, and document analysis. I present three stud...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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Oxford Internet Institute
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St Edmund Hall
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
Role:
Supervisor
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This was a small grant to aid travel and fieldwork.
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Ramizo, G
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The Clarendon Scholarship funded my DPhil.
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Ramizo, G
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This was a small grant to aid fieldwork.
Funding agency for:
Ramizo, G
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Not Applicable.
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DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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