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The Resource Trade conditions and labor rights : U.S. initiatives, Dominican and Central American responses, Henry J. Frundt

Trade conditions and labor rights : U.S. initiatives, Dominican and Central American responses, Henry J. Frundt

Label
Trade conditions and labor rights : U.S. initiatives, Dominican and Central American responses
Title
Trade conditions and labor rights
Title remainder
U.S. initiatives, Dominican and Central American responses
Statement of responsibility
Henry J. Frundt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this remarkably wide-ranging study, the author asks whether trade restrictions stimulate actual labor reform. Taking Caribbean Basin nations as evidence, Frundt evaluates the successes and failures of labor requirements in the United States' Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and Caribbean Basin Initiative
  • As Frundt demonstrates, GSP conditions have been responsible for limited success in El Salvador, where agreements broke down in formulating and implementing new labor codes. Compliance hardly fared better in Guatemala, although attitudes improved. In Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama, GSP achieved temporal successes, and in the Dominican Republic the trade requirements displayed their greatest effectiveness, resulting in substantive labor reform
  • The usefulness of labor-rights trade conditionality as an incentive for respecting worker organizing, bargaining, and living standards has been hotly debated in recent years. Frundt acknowledges the barriers to labor code enforcement. However, he challenges the widespread notion that conditionality inhibits trade and worker benefits by encouraging an "informal sector" of laborers with little access to legal remedies
  • Evenhanded and impressively researched, with hundreds of firsthand accounts and a broad synthesis of empirical data, this book is an important contribution to the debate over the value of trade-related requirements and social clauses in securing basic rights for the world's low-income workers
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frundt, Henry J
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6971.8
LC item number
.F78 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caribbean Basin Initiative, 1983-
  • Employee rights
  • Employee rights
  • Foreign trade and employment
  • Foreign trade and employment
  • Tariff preferences
Label
Trade conditions and labor rights : U.S. initiatives, Dominican and Central American responses, Henry J. Frundt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [345]-367) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39235565
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 385 pages
Isbn
9780813016214
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98008512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Trade conditions and labor rights : U.S. initiatives, Dominican and Central American responses, Henry J. Frundt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [345]-367) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39235565
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 385 pages
Isbn
9780813016214
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98008512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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