Forced labour in the global economy : beyond trafficking and slavery short course. Volume 2
Title: Forced labour in the global economy : beyond trafficking and slavery short course. Volume 2
Citation: [S.L.], Open Democracy, 2015
External link: https://www.opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery
There is a growing and sober awareness among international policymakers and within global civil society that human trafficking, slavery and forced labour are not anomalies perpetuated by a few ‘bad apple’ employers. Rather, such severe labour exploitation is an endemic feature of the contemporary global economy. This edited collection brings together some of the sharpest minds from the worlds of academia and activism to investigate and shed light on the root causes of this exploitation. Its essays analyse how business demand for forced labour manifests in certain industries, as well as how political and economic factors combine to generate a supply of workers vulnerable to abuse. Written in intelligent yet accessible prose, it represents a key resource for policy, activism and research.
Table of Contents:
-- Forced labour in the global economy, Genevieve LeBaron and Neil Howard --- Section one: forced labour in the world -- What has forced labour to do with poverty?, Nicola Phillips -- Forced labour under a changing climate: droughts and debt in semi-arid India, Marcus Taylor -- The role of market intermediaries in driving forced and unfree labour, Kendra Strauss -- Capitalism’s unfree global workforce, Susan Ferguson and David McNally --- Section two: sector-specific dynamics -- It’s time to get serious about forced labour in supply chains, Genevieve LeBaron -- Food retailers, market concentration and labour, Sébastien Rioux -- Free to stitch, or starve: capitalism and unfreedom in the global garment industry, Alessandra Mezzadri -- Still slaving over sugar, Ben Richardson --- Section three: existing policy responses -- Harsh labour: bedrock of global capitalism, Benjamin Selwyn -- Addressing forced labour in fragmented chains of production: protect…respect…and remedies for the global economy?, Fabiola Mieres and Siobhán McGrath -- Global supply chains: role of law? A role for law!, Andreas Rühmkorf -- Modern slavery and the responsibilities of individual consumers, Christian Barry and Kate MacDonald --- Section four: benchmarking and labour governance -- The politics of numbers: the Global Slavery Index and the marketplace of activism, André Broome and Joel Quirk -- ILO campaigns: missing the wood for the trees?, Jens Lerche -- What would loosen the roots of labour exploitation in supply chains?, Rachel Wilshaw -- Basic income and the anti-slavery movement, Neil Howard -- Forced labour is big business: states and corporations are doing little to stop it, Genevieve LeBaron and Neil Howard -- Contributors -- Beyond Trafficking and Slavery Editorial Board -- The Beyond Trafficking and Slavery short course
This collection was published in 2015 under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 licence.
Type of Access: openAccess