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Methodological Challenges in the Business of Forced Labour

Genevieve LeBaron and Andrew Crane

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/9780197266472.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Most forced labour takes place in business contexts, yet the business logics of exploitation are rarely explored empirically. This gap relates to the lack of researchers in the field with specific ... More


Transparent Companies? Legal Research Strategies to Understand Forced Labour in Global Supply Chains

Andreas Rühmkorf

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/9780197266472.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Private commercial relationships constitute significant practical challenges for researchers analysing issues of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), such as forced labour in global supply chains. ... More


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

Genevieve LeBaron (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266472
eISBN:
9780191884214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266472.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

By most accounts, forced labour, human trafficking, and modern slavery are thriving in the global economy. Recent media reports — including the discovery of widespread trafficking in Thailand's ... More


A Long-Term Vision: Scaling up Experiments and Overcoming Orchestration Deficits to Reduce Informality

Shelley Marshall

in Living Wage: Regulatory Solutions to Informal and Precarious Work in Global Supply Chains

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198830351
eISBN:
9780191868610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830351.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter canvasses a long-term vision for improving the lives of poor and precarious workers who work in informal conditions. It proposes a bold, transnational initiative that aims to promote a ... More


Where a Theory of Global Justice Begins: Grounding Global Justice and Responsibility in Everyday Injustice and Political Action

Brooke A. Ackerly

in Just Responsibility: A Human Rights Theory of Global Justice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190662936
eISBN:
9780190662974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662936.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

The cases of global injustice any of us has in mind when thinking about the requirements of justice condition our take on justice and responsibility. Chapter 1 provides two cases of injustice itself: ... More


Understanding the Global Business of Forced Labour: An Introduction

Genevieve LeBaron

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/9780197266472.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This introductory Chapter provides an overview of the political, methodological, and ethical challenges of researching forced labour in the global economy tackled in this Volume. It argues that in ... More


The Past, Present, and Future of Economic Growth

Dani Rodrik

in Towards a Better Global Economy: Policy Implications for Citizens Worldwide in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198723455
eISBN:
9780191790065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723455.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Economic growth is a precondition for the improvement of living standards and lifetime possibilities for the “average” citizen of the developing world. Can recent performance be sustained into the ... More


Researching Unfree Student Labour in Apple’s Supply Chain

Jenny Chan

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/9780197266472.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Taiwanese-owned Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s biggest electronics contract manufacturer of Apple, used the labour of 150,000 student interns – 15 per cent of its entire million-strong ... More


Supply-Chain Tourist; or, How Globalization Has Transformed the Labor Question

Nelson Lichtenstein

in A Contest of Ideas: Capital, Politics, and Labor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037856
eISBN:
9780252095122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037856.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter, which yanks the reader from mid-twentieth-century Detroit to early twenty-first-century Guangdong Province, recounts the author's discovery that the labor question can have many ... More


Disrupted labour markets: Health opportunities for some, health risks for others

Ronald Labonté and Arne Ruckert

in Health Equity in a Globalizing Era: Past Challenges, Future Prospects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198835356
eISBN:
9780191872952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835356.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The search for employment is one of the major drivers behind migration. Globalization processes have had profound impacts on the world’s labour markets, creating opportunities for some (through ... More


Expansion and Layering of Labour Regulation: Apparel Industry in Australia

Shelley Marshall

in Living Wage: Regulatory Solutions to Informal and Precarious Work in Global Supply Chains

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198830351
eISBN:
9780191868610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830351.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

Workers in developed economies have not been immune to the dynamics of global trade and economic liberalization that have stranded vulnerable workers in poorer countries. This chapter tracks the ... More


Free in the Forest: Popular Neoliberalism and the Aftermath of War in the US Pacific Northwest

Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

in Rhetorics of Insecurity: Belonging and Violence in the Neoliberal Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708439
eISBN:
9780814725481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708439.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines what it is about freedom makes it possible for poor people to embrace privatization and war. It focuses on a popular culture of freedom: commercial mushroom picking in the ... More


Women’s Place (in the Future of Work)

Eileen Boris

in Making the Woman Worker: Precarious Labor and the Fight for Global Standards, 1919-2019

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190874629
eISBN:
9780190943707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190874629.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

In the early 21st century, women still found in home-based labor a private solution to their need to earn income while looking after children and other family members. Even as the ILO embraced gender ... More


Variegated Capitalism and the Firm

Adam D. Dixon

in The New Geography of Capitalism: Firms, Finance, and Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199668236
eISBN:
9780191781957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668236.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

This chapter introduces a further element to our review and discussion of economic–geographical thought surrounding globalization by building on the concept of “variegated capitalism” through a ... More


Jackasses for India: Transport Reform and the Global Traffic in Mules

James L. Hevia

in Animal Labor and Colonial Warfare

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226562148
eISBN:
9780226562315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562315.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter explores the initial efforts by the Indian army to improve its transport system. Reforms were linked to a belief that mules might be a more appropriate pack animal to build the new ... More


Just Responsibility: A Human Rights Theory of Global Justice

Brooke A. Ackerly

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190662936
eISBN:
9780190662974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662936.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

When disaster strikes, what is the just thing to do? When local or global crisis threatens the human rights of large parts of humanity, what is the just thing to do? Can we respond to injustices in ... More


Complementary or Functional Rival? Labour Regulation of Garment Industry Workers in Cambodia by Better Factories Cambodia

Shelley Marshall

in Living Wage: Regulatory Solutions to Informal and Precarious Work in Global Supply Chains

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198830351
eISBN:
9780191868610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830351.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

Chapter 7 explores the formalisation of the Cambodian garment industry and the factors that have shaped and constrained the effectiveness of the combination of the US–Cambodia Bilateral Textile ... More


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