Labour Conflicts in the Digital Age: A Comparative Perspective (Hardcover)
From Deliveroo to Amazon, digital platforms have drastically transformed the way we work. But how are these transformations being received and challenged by workers? This book provides a radical interpretation of the changing nature of worker movements in the digital age, developing an invaluable approach that combines social movement studies and industrial relations. Using case studies taken from Europe and North America, it offers a comparative perspective on the mobilizing trajectories of different platform workers and their distinct organizational forms and action repertoires. This is an innovative book that offers a complete view of the new labour conflicts in the platform economy.
Donatella della Porta is Founding Dean of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Director of the Center on Social Movement Studies (Cosmos) and coordinator of the PhD programme in Political Science and Sociology at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence. Riccardo Emilio Chesta is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Scuola Normale Superiore and the Carlo Azeglio Ciampi Institute for Advanced Studies in Florence. Lorenzo Cini is Marie Curie Sklodowska Research Fellow at University College Dublin, where he is the principal investigator of the MSCA-IF-2020 research action COntesting GOvernance by NUmbers: The Mobilizations of Food Delivery Couriers across Europe in Time of the Pandemic (COGONU).