The state of Uberisation: Neoliberalism, smart urbanism, and the regulated deregulation of Toronto’s taxi-cum-ridehail market

In 2016, the City of Toronto legalized the ridehail giant Uber under a particularly Uber-friendly regulatory regime. Rather than understanding this interim outcome along the lines of now widespread narratives of corporate disruption, in this article I take up Manuel B. Aalbers’s notion of regulated deregulation in order to foreground the state’s role as a highly active facilitator of early Uberisation itself.

Image © ANTIPODE.
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https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12972