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Limitation of welfare to work: the prohibition of forced labour and the right to freely chosen work

Elise Dermine

in Welfare to Work in Contemporary European Welfare States: Legal, Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives on Justice and Domination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340010
eISBN:
9781447340164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340010.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Welfare-to-work programmes imply a legal duty to perform work, often accompanied by sanctions which can be questioned from the angle of human rights and the freedom of work. The chapter examines the ... More


What is Forced Labour? A Practical Guide for Humanities and Social Science Research

Jean Allain

in Researching Forced Labour in the Global Economy: Methodological Challenges and Advances

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266472
eISBN:
9780191884214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266472.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This practical guide provides a baseline understanding of the concept of forced labour to assist researchers in the humanities and social sciences ensure their representations of the phenomenon are ... More


Workfare’s persistent philosophical and legal issues: forced labour, reciprocity and a basic income guarantee

Amir Paz-Fuchs

in Welfare to Work in Contemporary European Welfare States: Legal, Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives on Justice and Domination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340010
eISBN:
9781447340164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340010.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter addresses four persistent legal and philosophical issues that imbue workfare, albeit usually not explicitly. First, forced labour is a relatively common charge against workfare. If ... More


Therapy and empowerment, coercion and punishment. Historical and contemporary perspectives on work, psychiatry and society

Waltraud Ernst

in Work, Psychiatry and Society, C. 1750-2015

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097690
eISBN:
9781526104465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097690.003.0018
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the conceptual and methodological concerns connected with the central themes of the book. It reflects on varied definitions of human activity as labour, work and action, from ... More


Land and Labour in the Colonies

James Heartfield

in The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1838–1956: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190491673
eISBN:
9780190662981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491673.003.0020
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Under the new Secretary John Harris, the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society was increasingly caught up in the troubled questions of land distribution and labor in the colonies. Since it had ... More


From Forgetting to Remembrance: Slavery and Forced Labour in Tunisia

Inès Mrad Dali

in At the Limits of Memory: Legacies of Slavery in the Francophone World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781781381595
eISBN:
9781781382240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381595.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter ten, by Inès mrad Dali, considers the obscured history of the black population of Tunisia, popularly considered to be descendants of slaves from the trans-Saharan trade, but many of whom ... More


‘Useful both to the patients as well as to the State’: Patient work in colonial mental hospitals in South Asia, c. 1818–1948

Waltraud Ernst

in Work, Psychiatry and Society, C. 1750-2015

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097690
eISBN:
9781526104465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097690.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the organisation of patient work in the mental institutions established by the British for both Europeans and Indians in South Asia. It explores the changing and plural ... More


Anti-Slavery in the Era of World Wars

James Heartfield

in The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1838–1956: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190491673
eISBN:
9780190662981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491673.003.0021
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

In the First and Second World Wars the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society was found again to be defending the use of forced labor. Forced labor, in porterage and in raising crops, was extensive ... More


‘Tis enough that we give them liberty’? Liberated Africans at Sierra Leone in the early era of slave-trade suppression

Emma Christopher

in The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade: British policies, practices and representations of naval coercion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719085116
eISBN:
9781781708934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085116.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Emma Christopher’s chapter reveals the realities of freedom for Africans ‘liberated’ by the Royal Navy from the Atlantic slave trade. She traces the lives of Sierra Leoneans through colonial records ... More


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