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A Modern Guide To Labour and the Platform Economy

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A Modern Guide To Labour and the Platform Economy

9781788975094 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Jan Drahokoupil, Senior Researcher and Kurt Vandaele, Senior Researcher, European Trade Union Institute, Brussels, Belgium
Publication Date: October 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78897 509 4 Extent: c 400 pp
Providing an insightful analysis of the key issues and significant trends relating to labour within the platform economy, this Modern Guide considers the existing comparative evidence covering all world regions. It also provides an in-depth look at digital labour platforms in their historical, economic and geographical contexts.

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Providing an insightful analysis of the key issues and significant trends relating to labour within the platform economy, this Modern Guide considers the existing comparative evidence covering all world regions. It also provides an in-depth look at digital labour platforms in their historical, economic and geographical contexts.
 
Highlighting the diversity of experience of platform work, case studies illustrate how general trends play out, both in online and location-based labour platforms, across the globe. Chapters illustrate a need for a post-pandemic regulatory requirement of digital labour platforms at different policy levels, whilst providing a general overview of key topics. Interlinking contributions with a global scope and coverage identify the challenges faced and offer thoughtful regulatory solutions.
 
This engaging book will be an invaluable resource for academics of labour economics, legal and business studies and sociology. It will also benefit policy makers in social and political geography and political science looking for a deeper understanding of the topic.
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‘Here’s everything you need to know about the platform economy and workers—and perhaps hadn’t even thought of asking—in this comprehensive Modern Guide. It covers emerging trends, particular cases, regulatory issues and much else, and is likely to become an essential guide for researchers and policy makers.’
– Jayati Ghosh, University of Massachusetts Amherst, US
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Contributors include: Mehtap Akgüç, Mariya Aleksynska, Adam Badger, Helena Barnard, Janine Berg, Pauline de Becdelièvre, Pierre Bérastégui, Julie (Yujie) Chen, Valerio De Stefano, Jan Drahokoupil, Darcy du Toit, Sai Englert, Maria Figueroa, Jörg Flecker, Sandra Fredman, Sacha Garben, Raoul Gebert, Nora Gobel, Mark Graham, Richard Heeks, Benjamin Herr, Isis Hjorth, Kristin Jesnes, Simon Joyce, Hannah Johnston, Vili Lehdonvirta, Jack Linchuan Qiu, Pamela Meil,
Denis Neumann, David Peetz, Susanne Pernicka, Agnieszka Piasna, Carlos Piñeyro Nelson, Uma Rani, Andrea Santiago Páramo, Philip Schörpf, Andrey Shevchuk, David Peter Simon, Denis Strebkov, Mark Stuart, Ping Sun, Vera Trappmann, Jean-Paul Van Belle, Gérard Valenduc, Kurt Vandaele, Alex J. Wood, Mathias Wouters

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