Migration, Precarity, and Global Governance: Challenges and Opportunities for Labour

Hardcover | February 27, 2015

EditorCarl-Ulrik Schierup, Ronaldo Munck, Branka Likic-Brboric

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Migration, Precarity, and Global Governance explores an understudied, but central, area within contemporary studies of globalisation and precarisation. It relates to the interface between migration, global governance and the role of civil society, with particular focus on the dilemmas andoptions of trade unions, too often left off the agenda. The volume suggests that the trade union movement is undergoing a fundamental debate about revitalisation, which could play an important role in terms of the economic, political and social integration of migrant workers, with implications forthe transformation of contemporary societies in general. The volume adopts an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, emphasizing the complexity of historically grounded social relations. It examines international migration as it is impacted by, and impacts on, globalization, social and political struggles, and the recurring crisis of capitalism. The first part of the book presents five complementary perspectives on the political economy of migration, labour, and citizenship. Part Two offers analyses of the relationship between labour unions and migrant workers. Part Three explores the way trade unions, migrant organisations, and other civilsociety groupings interact with an incipient global governance regime relating to migration. It also examines issues of state and non-state actors' accountability in relation to human rights claims as well as the impact of the norm of corporate social responsibility.

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Migration, Precarity, and Global Governance explores an understudied, but central, area within contemporary studies of globalisation and precarisation. It relates to the interface between migration, global governance and the role of civil society, with particular focus on the dilemmas andoptions of trade unions, too often left off the ...

Professor Carl-Ulrik Schierup is Director of the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), ISV, Linkoping University, Sweden. He has since 1992 acted as the Director of several major research programmes and research centres on migration and ethnic relations in Scandinavia. He has published broadly on issues ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.97 inPublished:February 27, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Ronaldo Munck, Branka Likic-Brboric, and Anders Neergaard: Introduction: Migration, Precarity and Global Governance: Challenges and Opportunities for Labour2. Raul Delgado Wise: Migration and Labor under Neoliberal Globalization: Key issues and challenges3. Stephen Castles: Migration, Precarious Work and Rights: Historical and Current Perspectives4. Bridget Anderson: Precarious Work, Immigration and Governance5. Guy Standing: From Denizens to Citizens: Forging a Precariat Charter6. Ronaldo Munck: Globalisation, Trade Unions and Labour Migration: A Transformationalist Approach7. Mary Hyland: Trade Unions and Labour Migration: a case for new organisational approaches8. Anders Neergaard: Migration, Racialisation and Forms of Unfree Labour: The Dilemma of Trade Union Solidarity9. Ruth Milkman: Immigrant Workers and the Labor Movement in the USA10. Seyhan Erdogdu and Nazli Senses: Irregular Migrant Labour, Trade Unions and Civil Society Organisations in Turkey11. Carl-Ulrik Schierup: A Toxic Embrace: Migration, Labour and the Rainbow Nation's Neoliberal Pact12. Branka Likic-Brboric and Carl-Ulrik Schierup: Labour Rights as Human Rights? Trajectories in the Global Governance of Migration13. Anna Weber, Bettina Musiolek and Sam Maher: False Promises and Movements of Contestation in the Global Garment Industry14. Nicola Piper and Jean Grugel: Global Migration Governance, Social Movements and the Difficulties of Promoting Migrant Rights15. Mary Hyland and Ronaldo Munck: Labour, Migration and Regional Integration: A North/South Comparative Approach