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Title Vulnerability, exploitation and migrants : insecure work in a globalised economy / edited by Louise Waite, Gary Craig, Hannah Lewis, Klara Skrivankova
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (295 pages)
Series Migration, diasporas and citizenship
Migration, diasporas and citizenship.
Contents List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; Vulnerability and exploitation at work: Precarious migrant lives; The globalisation of vulnerability; Migrant workers, unfreedom and forced labour; The vulnerability of asylum seekers; Hidden from view: The most exploited workers; Interventions: Tackling labour exploitation; Part I: The Globalisation of Vulnerability; 1 Private Governance and the Problem of Trafficking and Slavery in Global Supply Chains; The limits of corporate self-regulation
(Re)producing precarity: The state, migration and regimes of social reproductionConclusion: The subordination of the social; 5 Labour Exploitation of Non-EU Migrants in Slovakia: Patterns, Implications and Structural Violence; Introduction; Migration in Slovakia: Migrant workers, migration policy and politics; Migrants in Slovakia and labour exploitation; Intersections of violence, abuse and exploitation: Migrants and structural violence; Conclusions; Acknowledgements; 6 Understanding and Evaluating UK Efforts to Tackle Forced Labour; Introduction; Forced labour in the UK: What we know
3 Labour, Exploitation and Migration in Western Europe: An International Political Economy PerspectiveIntroduction; IWP research, migration and migrant workers; Neoliberal globalisation, migration and impoverishment; Labour market effects of the economic crisis; Trade union responses; Conclusion; Part II: Migrant Workers, Unfreedom and Forced Labour; 4 Social Reproduction and Migrant Domestic Labour in Canada and the UK: Towards a Multi-Dimensional Concept of Subordination; Introduction; The political economy of migrant domestic labour
The limits of consumer-driven changeThe limited reach of public regulation; 2 The Political Economy of Outsourcing; Introduction; The globalisation of production ... and of the producers; Export-oriented industrialisation: Widely spread or narrowly concentrated?; The southwards shift of the industrial working class; 'Global labour arbitrage': Key driver of the globalisation of production; The GDP illusion; Growing wage inequality; Falling labour share of national income; Global wage differentials; Conclusion
UK policy and practice to tackle forced labourThe Modern Slavery Bill: Leading 'the global fight'?; Conclusions: Addicted to cheap labour?; Part III: The Vulnerability of Asylum Seekers; 7 The Contribution of UK Asylum Policy 1999-2010 to Conditions for the Exploitation of Migrant Labour; Introduction; British capitalism and the international reserve army of labour; Refugees in Britain and the management of migration; Conclusions; 8 Precarity at Work: Asylum Rights and Paradoxes of Labour in Sweden; Introduction; Asylum rights and paradoxes of labour: Mira's story; Precarity at work
Summary Globalization, the economic crisis and related policies of austerity have led to a growth in extreme exploitation at work, with migrants particularly vulnerable. This book explores the lives of the growing numbers of severely exploited labourers in the world today, questioning how we can respond to such globalized patterns of extreme inequality
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 9, 2015)
Subject Emigration and immigration -- Economic aspects.
Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
Illegal aliens -- Employment.
Foreign workers.
Immigrants -- Employment.
Labor market -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Craig, Gary, 1944- editor
Lewis, Hannah, 1976- editor
Skrivankova, Klara, editor
Waite, Louise, 1975- editor
ISBN 1137460415 (electronic bk.)
1349580333 (print)
9781137460417 (electronic bk.)
9781349580330 (print)