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The Resource Achieving workers' rights in the global economy, edited by Richard P. Appelbaum and Nelson Lichtenstein

Achieving workers' rights in the global economy, edited by Richard P. Appelbaum and Nelson Lichtenstein

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Achieving workers' rights in the global economy
Title
Achieving workers' rights in the global economy
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edited by Richard P. Appelbaum and Nelson Lichtenstein
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Editor
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
"The world was shocked in April 2013 when more than 1,100 garment workers lost their lives in the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex in Dhaka. It was the worst industrial tragedy in the two-hundred-year history of mass apparel manufacture. This so-called accident was, in fact, just waiting to happen, and not merely because of the corruption and exploitation of workers so common in the garment industry. In Achieving Workers' Rights in the Global Economy, Richard P. Appelbaum and Nelson Lichtenstein argue that such tragic events, as well as the low wages, poor working conditions, and voicelessness endemic to the vast majority of workers who labor in the export industries of the global South arise from the very nature of world trade and production. Given their enormous power to squeeze prices and wages, northern brands and retailers today occupy the commanding heights of global capitalism. Retail-dominated supply chains--such as those with Walmart, Apple, and Nike at their heads--generate at least half of all world trade and include hundreds of millions of workers at thousands of contract manufacturers from Shenzhen and Shanghai to Sao Paulo and San Pedro Sula. This book offers an incisive analysis of this pernicious system along with essays that outline a set of practical guides to its radical reform."--Publisher's website
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index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Appelbaum, Richard P.
  • Lichtenstein, Nelson
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  • Employee rights
  • Labor and globalization
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Employee rights
  • Labor and globalization
  • Arbeitnehmerschutz
  • Arbeitsrecht
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Globalisierung
  • Sozialklausel
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Achieving workers' rights in the global economy, edited by Richard P. Appelbaum and Nelson Lichtenstein
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Achieving workers' rights in the global economy / Richard P. Appelbaum and Nelson Lichtenstein -- Self Governance : The Challenges and Limitations of Corporate Social Responsibility. Outsourcing horror : why apparel workers are still dying, one hundred years after Triangle Shirtwaist / Scott Nova and Chris Wegemer -- From public regulation to private enforcement : how CSR became managerial orthodoxy / Richard P. Appelbaum -- Corporate social responsibility : moving from checklist monitoring to contractual obligtion? / Jill Esbenshade -- The twiligt of CSR : life and death illuminated by fire / Robert J.S. Ross -- Governance of Global Production Networks. The demise of tripartite governance and the rise of corporate social responsibility regime / Nelson Lichenstein -- Deepening compliance? : potential for multistakeholder interaction in monitoring labor standards in the value chains of Brazil's apparel industry / Anne Caroline Posthuma and Renato Bignami -- Law and the global sweatshop problem / Brishen Rogers -- Assessing the risks of participation in global value chains / Gary Gereffi and Xubei Luo -- Prospects for Workers' Rights in China. Apple, Foxconn, and China's new working class / Jenny Chan, Ngai Pun, and Mark Selden -- Labor transformation in China : voices from the frontlines / Katie Quan -- CSR and trade union elections at foreign-owned chinese factories / Anita Chan -- A Way Forward?. The sustainable apparel coalistion and Higg Index : a new approach for the apparel and footwear industry / Jason Kibbey -- Learning from the past : the relevance of twentieth-century New York jobbers' agreements for twenty-first-century global supply chains / Mark Anner, Jennnifer Bair, and Jeremy Blasi -- Workers of the world unite! : the strategy of the international union league for brand responsibility / Jeff Hermanson
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ocn950738845
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781501703355
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9781501703355
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22573/ctt1h2j2nr
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950738845
Label
Achieving workers' rights in the global economy, edited by Richard P. Appelbaum and Nelson Lichtenstein
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Achieving workers' rights in the global economy / Richard P. Appelbaum and Nelson Lichtenstein -- Self Governance : The Challenges and Limitations of Corporate Social Responsibility. Outsourcing horror : why apparel workers are still dying, one hundred years after Triangle Shirtwaist / Scott Nova and Chris Wegemer -- From public regulation to private enforcement : how CSR became managerial orthodoxy / Richard P. Appelbaum -- Corporate social responsibility : moving from checklist monitoring to contractual obligtion? / Jill Esbenshade -- The twiligt of CSR : life and death illuminated by fire / Robert J.S. Ross -- Governance of Global Production Networks. The demise of tripartite governance and the rise of corporate social responsibility regime / Nelson Lichenstein -- Deepening compliance? : potential for multistakeholder interaction in monitoring labor standards in the value chains of Brazil's apparel industry / Anne Caroline Posthuma and Renato Bignami -- Law and the global sweatshop problem / Brishen Rogers -- Assessing the risks of participation in global value chains / Gary Gereffi and Xubei Luo -- Prospects for Workers' Rights in China. Apple, Foxconn, and China's new working class / Jenny Chan, Ngai Pun, and Mark Selden -- Labor transformation in China : voices from the frontlines / Katie Quan -- CSR and trade union elections at foreign-owned chinese factories / Anita Chan -- A Way Forward?. The sustainable apparel coalistion and Higg Index : a new approach for the apparel and footwear industry / Jason Kibbey -- Learning from the past : the relevance of twentieth-century New York jobbers' agreements for twenty-first-century global supply chains / Mark Anner, Jennnifer Bair, and Jeremy Blasi -- Workers of the world unite! : the strategy of the international union league for brand responsibility / Jeff Hermanson
Control code
ocn950738845
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501703355
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9781501703355
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1h2j2nr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950738845

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