Mohammad Amir Anwar

Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh

Lecturer in African Studies and International Development

Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9JY

United Kingdom

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Researcher

1 St. Giles

University of Oxford

Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3JS

United Kingdom

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Research Associate

PO Box 524

Auckland Park

Johannesburg, Gauteng 2006

South Africa

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (17)

1.

Digital Labour

Graham, M. and Anwar, M. A., Labour, in Ash, Kitchin and Leszczynski (eds) 'Digital Geographies’, Sage: London (2018)
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 29 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2019
Mark Graham and Mohammad Amir Anwar
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute and Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh
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Digital labour, Spatio-temporal fix, digital space, labour geographies

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Digital Labour at Economic Margins: African Workers and the Global Information Economy

Review of African Political Economy, 2019
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 09 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2020
Mohammad Amir Anwar and Mark Graham
Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh and University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
Downloads 631 (79,780)
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Digital Labour, Gig Economy, Gig Economy, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Search Engine Optimisation, Future of Work, Africa

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Two Models for a Fairer Sharing Economy

Davidson, N. Finck, M. and Infranca, J. (eds) (2018), The Cambridge Handbook of the Law of the Sharing Economy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 328-340.
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 06 Feb 2019
Mark Graham and Mohammad Amir Anwar
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute and Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh
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sharing economy, platforms, fairwork, platform cooperatives

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Minimum Wages for Online Labor Platforms?: Regulating the Global Gig Economy

Wood A.J, Graham M and Anwar A, Minimum Wages for Online Labor Platforms? Regulating the Global Gig Economy.' In Larsson A and Teigland R (Eds) 'The Digital Transformation of Labor (Open Access): Automation, the Gig Economy and Welfare. London: Routledge, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 26 Jul 2019
Alex Wood, Alex Wood, Mark Graham and Mohammad Amir Anwar
Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute and Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh
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Gig economy, Online labor platforms, Remote workers, Labor market, Asia, Africa

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Digital Connectivity and African Knowledge Economies

Graham, et al. (2017) Digital Connectivity and African Knowledge Economies, Questions de Communication, 32, 345-360
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 27 Jul 2018
Mark Graham, Sanna Ojanperä, Mohammad Amir Anwar and Nicolas Friederici
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh and University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
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Sub-Saharan Africa, Knowledge Economy, Connectivity, Economic Geography, Outsourcing, Digital Entrepreneurship

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Ride Hailing Drivers Left Alone at the Wheel: Experiences from South Africa and Kenya.

Carmody, P., McCann, G., Colleran, C., O’Halloran, C. (2020) (eds) COVID-19 in the Global South: Impacts and Responses, Bristol University Press, Bristol.
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 24 Jul 2020
Elly Otieno, Malte Stein and Mohammad Amir Anwar
Independent, University of Cape Town (UCT) and Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh
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Ride-Hailing, Gig Economy, COVID-19, Uber, Livelihoods, Collective Bargaining

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Taking the bull by its horns: the political economic logics of new farm laws and agrarian dissent in India.

Contemporary South Asia.
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 14 May 2021
Mohammad Amir Anwar and Adnan Shakeel
Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Economic Reforms; Farm Laws, Neoliberalism, Food Insecurity; Agricultural Trade; Agrarian Dissent; India.

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Freedom, Flexibility, Precarity, and Vulnerability in the Gig Economy in Africa

Competition and Change, Special Issue on Digitalisation and Labour in the Global Economy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 Mar 2020
Mohammad Amir Anwar and Mark Graham
Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh and University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
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Gig Economy; Freedom, Flexibility, Precarity, Vulnerabilit, Job Quality, Africa

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Does Economic Upgrading Lead to Social Upgrading in Contact Centers? Evidence from South Africa

Forthcoming, African Geographical Review. Online First, April 14, 2019
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 16 May 2019
Mohammad Amir Anwar and Mark Graham
Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh and University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
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Global Production Networks, Economic Upgrading, Social Upgrading and Downgrading, Contact Centers, South Africa

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Locked In, Logged Out: Pandemic and Ride-hailing in South Africa and Kenya

Journal of Modern African Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Apr 2022
Mohammad Amir Anwar, Elly Otieno and Malte Stein
Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh, Independent and University of Cape Town (UCT)
Downloads 78 (571,894)

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Ride-hailing, Pandemic, Uber, Gig Economy, Platforms, Africa

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Hidden Transcripts of the Gig Economy: Labour Agency and the New Art of Resistance Among African Gig Workers

Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 2019
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 27 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 03 Jan 2020
Mohammad Amir Anwar and Mark Graham
Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh and University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
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Gig Economy; Labour Agency, Resistance, Bargaining Power, Online Platforms; Africa

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Connecting South Africa: ICTs, Uneven Development and Poverty Debates

Knight, J. and Rogerson, C. (2018) (eds) ‘The Geography of South Africa: Contemporary Changes and New Directions’, Springer, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 27 Jul 2018
Mohammad Amir Anwar
Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh
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Africa, Development, ICT4D, Neoliberalism, Poverty reduction, South Africa

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Bringing Globalization to the Countryside: Special Economic Zones in India

Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography 37 (2016) 121–138
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 10 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2019
Mohammad Amir Anwar and Padraig Carmody
Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh and Trinity College (Dublin)
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Special Economic Zones, Neoliberalism, Globalization, Land Grabbing, India

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Indian Foreign Direct Investments in Africa: A Geographical Perspective

Bulletin of Geography. Socio–Economic Series, No. 26, p. 35–49, 2014 DOI: 10.2478/bog-2014-0043
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 17 Jul 2017
Mohammad Amir Anwar
Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh
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FDI, South-South Globalisation, Natural Resources, Africa, India

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New Modes of Industrial Manufacturing: India's Experience with Special Economic Zones

Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series, No. 24, Toruń: Nicolaus Copernicus University Press, pp. 7–25. DOI: 10.2478/bog-201
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 07 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2018
Mohammad Amir Anwar
Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh
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Special economic zones, industrialisation, uneven geographical development, India.

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The Diffusion and Impacts of Information and Communication Technology on Tourism in the Western Cape, South Africa

Urban Forum, Vol. 25, Issue 4, pp 531–545, December 2014
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 14 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 31 May 2019
Mohammad Amir Anwar, Padraig Carmody, Bjorn Surborg and Adrian Corcoran
Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh, Trinity College (Dublin), Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Independent
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Tourism, South Africa, Information and Communication Technologies

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The Global Gig Economy: Towards a Planetary Labour Market?

First Monday. 24(4). DOI:10.5210/fm.v24i4.9913 (2019)
Posted: 18 Jun 2019
Mark Graham and Mohammad Amir Anwar
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute and Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh

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Gig Economy, Online Outsourcing, Digital Labour, Planetary Labour Markets, Worker Power