Articles | Volume 75, issue 3
Geogr. Helv., 75, 253–257, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-75-253-2020
Geogr. Helv., 75, 253–257, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-75-253-2020
Interface
19 Aug 2020
Interface | 19 Aug 2020

Why did it not work? Reflections on regulating Airbnb and the complexity and agency of platform capitalism

Christian Smigiel

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This article deals with one of the most controversial topics in urban studies related to mobile capital and mobile people. At first glance this seems to be contradictory since numbers of short-term rentals have decreased dramatically due to the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic. However, this paper is not about numbers and statistics. Instead it discusses structural issues regarding governance and power relations, which remain important topics, especially in times of crisis. It provides insight.