Professor Scassa Publishes New Book on the Sharing Economy

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2018

Professor Teresa Scassa just published Law and the “Sharing Economy”: Regulating Online Market Platforms, a new book co-edited by Derek McKee of the Université de Montréal and Finn Makela of the Université de Sherbrooke.

The book delves into some of the controversies surrounding sharing economy platforms, examining, for example, how companies like Uber and Airbnb have used technology to bypass conventional regulatory categories, creating ambiguities that stymie the conventional organizing principles traditional legal regimes rely upon.

The book’s chapters, including contributions from Professor Scassa and of another CLTS Faculty member, Professor Michael Geist, offer a rich variety of insights on the regulation of the sharing economy, both in terms of the traditional areas of law they bring to bear, and the theoretical perspectives that inform their analysis.

 

Published by the University of Ottawa Press, the edited collection is available for download under an open access licence.

 

A presentation of the book is available on the University of Ottawa Press website.

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