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Struggle for Survival in the Deregulated Market: Re-commodification and Informalisation of the TaxiSector in Stockholm
Linköping University, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2011 (English)In: Forum for Social Economics, ISSN 1874-6381, Vol. 40, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

 This paper investigates the process of the informalization of the Swedish taxi industry, focusing on how this process has been manifested in Stockholm’s taxi market. This process has been analysed partly in its particular, local and sector-specific context, as it has been affected by the deregulation of the taxi sector, and partly in its relationship to the broader context of economic and political changes to which all contemporary capitalistic (welfare) states are exposed. This study raises questions about actual common sense discourses on the issue of irregularities in the taxi industry, and offers an alternative perspective both on the ongoing process of informalization, and on the role of various economic actors in that process, including the state.


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Springer , 2011. Vol. 40, no 1
Keyword [en]
taxi industry, deregulation, re-commodification of lablor, informal economy
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60615DOI: 10.1007/s12143-009-9060-yOAI: diva2:358100
Available from: 2010-10-20 Created: 2010-10-20 Last updated: 2011-04-16

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