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Everyday practices of prepaid electricity in Maputo, Mozambique

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Prepaid systems are increasingly popular in the delivery of urban services in Sub-Saharan Africa, but remain under-theorized. Some scholars highlight the advantages of prepayment to consumers and service providers in the face of weak governments, scant infrastucture planning, unclear land tenure, and persistent poverty. Urban scholars scrutinize the inequality and social controls imposed by prepayment on low-income citizens whose social life rests on a sense of provisionality and uncertainty....

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
ContEd
Department:
Continuing Education
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Author
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Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, Univeristy of Oxford Publisher's website
Series:
Institute for Science, Innovation and Society Working Paper Series
Host title:
Institute for Science, Innovation and Society Working Paper Series
Place of publication:
Oxford, UK
Publication date:
2013-01-01
Source identifiers:
653054
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pubs:653054
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uuid:8936e145-099d-4084-bb1a-8d7480fdb576
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pubs:653054
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2016-10-20

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