The rise of platformized governance in China: Migration, technology and social integration

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The rise of platformized governance in China: Migration, technology and social integration

Author | Affiliation:
Sophie Sun Ping | Institute of Journalism and Communication, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Presenting at:
1A | Platformization and Digital Labour in China 


Abstract:

Despite considerable number of scholarship examining platform economy and digital labour, studies that interrogate the intersectional relations among platform, migration and social integration remain scant. Taking food delivery platforms as the case, this article demonstrates that platform serves as a key site for the recognition and performance of migrant workers’ social integration. Based on studies of food delivery platform, this article develops the concept of platformized integration so as to argue for the rise of platformized governance model in the digital economy of China, where platform leverage its own legacy among migrant labour through multi-layered intermediaries, digital management, and embedded infrastructure. This platformized integration, as demonstrated, can be regarded as platform’s constant efforts to reconstruct and legitimize itself in urban China.


About the author

Sophie Sun Ping

Email: sophiesunping@gmail.com

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