Informal Market Worlds - Reader


P. Moertenboeck, H. Mooshammer Eds.

Publisher Nai010 Publishers

ISBN 9789462081956

Idea Code 15239


Informal markets are a central feature of the twenty-first century’s first tumultuous years. Both part of and response to the homogenising forces of globalisation, they shape a volatile shadow system of heterogeneous micro-locations. This reader maps this new kind of urban system emerging from the multi-directional movements of ongoing deregulations and realignments. Offering a global perspective on the conflicted realities of informal marketplaces – from survival activities of the urban poor to transnational clandestine trade networks – these analyses reveal how informality has become a political instrument in the struggles around global market integration.

272 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English


$40.00