SESSION I. The special case of local transport: What policy-makers say
The objective of this session is to listen to the voices of policy-makers to better understand what challenges they face with respect to Uber, for example – the best-known case of the sharing economy, and what type of solutions they are devising.
SESSION II. Work in the sharing economy
Innovations like Uber and AirB&B generate heated debate. These innovations, which some consider as ‘disruptive’, can be analysed from many different angles: who benefits from them? Who loses? Do they challenge our definitions of labour? Do they support or challenge the general trend towards inequality? In this session we would like to ask the pioneers of this new literature in the field of labour studies to share their views on the subject. We also welcome the views of policy-makers who find themselves addressing these issues with very little backup from the research community.
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