Globalization And Labor Conditions: Working Conditions And Worker Rights In A Global Economy

Hardcover | July 20, 2006

byRobert J. Flanagan

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This book explains how three major mechanisms of globalization international trade, international migration, and the activities of multinational companies have altered working conditions and labor rights around the world during the late 20th century. Drawing on analyses of a database oninternational labor conditions assembled for this project and a growing research literature on globalization and labor conditions, the book finds that trade, migration, and multinational companies are associated with improvements in world labor conditions.

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This book explains how three major mechanisms of globalization international trade, international migration, and the activities of multinational companies have altered working conditions and labor rights around the world during the late 20th century. Drawing on analyses of a database oninternational labor conditions assembled for thi...

Robert J. Flanagan is Konosuke Matsushita Professor of International Labor Economics and Policy Analysis, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 0.98 inPublished:July 20, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195306007

ISBN - 13:9780195306002

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Labor Conditions Around the World3. Economic Development and Labor Conditions4. Trade and Labor Conditions5. International Migration and Labor Conditions6. Multinational Corporations and Labor Conditions7. National and International Labor Regulation8. Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

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"An excellent book evaluating a range of widely held beliefs concerning globalization's potentially adverse labor market outcomes for workers...Highly recommended."--CHOICE