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metadata.dc.title: Travelling by taxi brousse in Madagascar
Title addition: an investigation into practices of overland transportation
Authors: Wulf, Volker 
Misaki, Kaoru 
Randall, Dave 
Rohde, Markus 
Institute: DFG-Sonderforschungsbereich 1187 "Medien der Kooperation" 
Free keywords: Public mobility
Dewey Decimal Classification: 302.23 Medien (Kommunikationsmittel), Medienwissenschaft
Issue Date: 2018
Publish Date: 2021
Journal: Media in action : interdisciplinary journal on cooperative media 
Source: Media in action : interdisciplinary journal on cooperative media ; 2018,1: Socio-informatics. – ISSN 2567-9082, S. 57 – 97.
Organising public mobility is a global challenge. However, most studies directed at ICT support approach the subject from the perspective of developed countries. In contrast, we conducted a modest and initial attempt to study practices of public transportation in Madagascar – one of the poorest countries in Africa. We found that central assumptions, usually unquestioned in prevailing studies, were challenged in the context of this developing country. We present an empirical study which analyses how collective taxis, locally called Taxi Brousses, are used in overland travel. The study reveals complex socio-political conditions which passengers face in this country. Security as well as corruption issues shape these transportation practices. Based on our findings, we indicate opportunities for supporting intra-organisational cooperation and the customers’ interaction with ICT artefacts.
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:467-18297
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