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Political Attitudes and Behavior among ILWU Members

Amanda B. Clayton

in In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158563
eISBN:
9781400848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158563.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter illustrates an original survey of rank-and-file International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) members. It begins with a specific puzzle: though ILWU members clearly have benefited ... More


Free Trade, Neoclassical Economics, and Women Workers in the Global Apparel Industry

Ellen Israel Rosen

in Making Sweatshops: The Globalization of the U.S. Apparel Industry

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233362
eISBN:
9780520928572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233362.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter explores the tenets of free trade as they are now expressed by contemporary economists in what is called the neoliberal economic paradigm. It also explains why the model that economists ... More


The Emergence of Trade Protection for the Textile and Apparel Industries

Ellen Israel Rosen

in Making Sweatshops: The Globalization of the U.S. Apparel Industry

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233362
eISBN:
9780520928572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233362.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter describes the effect of the reciprocal trade agenda on the apparel industry. It also investigates congressional protectionism as it emerged in response to the political and economic ... More


Introduction

Ellen Israel Rosen

in Making Sweatshops: The Globalization of the U.S. Apparel Industry

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233362
eISBN:
9780520928572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233362.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book explores the complex political, social, and economic events that have transformed the U.S. apparel industry. It investigates the forces that have made the textile, apparel, and retail ... More


Trade Liberalization for Textiles and Apparel: The Impact of NAFTA

Ellen Israel Rosen

in Making Sweatshops: The Globalization of the U.S. Apparel Industry

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233362
eISBN:
9780520928572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233362.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter provides a discussion of the history and implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). It has facilitated the growth of a vertically integrated textile and apparel ... More


Trade Politics prior to NAFTA

Tamara Kay and R. L. Evans

in Trade Battles: Activism and the Politicization of International Trade Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190847432
eISBN:
9780190847470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847432.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 3 explores key political and economic conditions in North America that led to NAFTA’s negotiation and examines the relations between labor unions and environmental organizations in the years ... More


Apparel Retailing in the United States: From Mom-and-Pop Shop to Transnational Corporation

Ellen Israel Rosen

in Making Sweatshops: The Globalization of the U.S. Apparel Industry

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233362
eISBN:
9780520928572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233362.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter reviews the history of the U.S. retail industry and the role it played in the U.S. textile and apparel trade agenda. It also explains the links between the industry's corporate growth in ... More


Finally Free Trade: The Future of the Global Apparel Industry

Ellen Israel Rosen

in Making Sweatshops: The Globalization of the U.S. Apparel Industry

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233362
eISBN:
9780520928572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233362.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter demonstrates that the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC) renewed the threat of low-wage competition by Asian firms. It is also shown that the China is a major competitor to the ... More


The U.S. Apparel Industry: Responses to Capital Flight

Ellen Israel Rosen

in Making Sweatshops: The Globalization of the U.S. Apparel Industry

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233362
eISBN:
9780520928572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233362.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter explores how U.S. apparel producers reacted to the impact of low-wage textile and apparel imports from Asia. The bargain achieved by labor and management in the U.S. apparel industry has ... More


Voice: Squawking At Globalization

Kathleen C. Schwartzman

in The Chicken Trail: Following Workers, Migrants, and Corporations across the Americas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451164
eISBN:
9780801468056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451164.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the impact of globalization, in the form of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), on Mexico's commercial poultry industry. It begins by analyzing the timing of ... More


Agricultural policy

Alan Greer

in New Labour's countryside: Rural policy in Britain since 1997

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349323
eISBN:
9781447302858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349323.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses the main issues that have structured the agricultural-policy agenda in Great Britain since 1997. It examines the Labour government's approach to agricultural-policy reform, ... More


Child poverty, knowledge and policy in Latin America and the Caribbean

Nicola Jones and Andy Sumner

in Child poverty, evidence and policy: Mainstreaming children in international development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424464
eISBN:
9781447301691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424464.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter deals with children and the knowledge–policy interface in Latin America. It briefly outlines the extent and nature of child poverty and well-being across Latin America using the 3D ... More


Estonia

Saar Ellu and Lindemann Kristina

in Europe enlarged: A handbook of education, labour and welfare regimes in Central and Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420640
eISBN:
9781447302230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420640.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

During the 50 years after the 1940 annexation by the former Soviet Union, Estonia was politically and economically integrated into the Communist Bloc. It was not until 1991 that the country regained ... More


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