Precarious Migrants in a Sharing Economy| Precarious Migrants in a Sharing Economy: Collective Action, Organizational Communication, and Digital Technologies—Introduction

Amanda Alencar, Yijing Wang


An instantiation of the sharing economy marked the emergence of an ad hoc governance structure, including joint efforts from the public sector, NGOs, private firms, civil society, and migrant organizations. On one hand, such an ad hoc governance structure built on challenging organizational legitimacy and inventing new co-creation tools may contribute to reducing the disconnections between interventions by governance actors and migrants’ experiences, situations, and actual needs. On the other hand, the complexity of multilevel governance systems and collaborations can also generate greater uncertainty about migrant integration processes. This special issue involves articles that contribute knowledge to how collective action is enabled in a sharing economy in support of precarious migrants in a diversity of contexts and situations. This collection includes articles examining voluntary contribution to migration management and care at all different levels, from the public sector organizations to private firms, to civil society and migrant-led initiatives and networks.


migration, refugees, governance, integration, care

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