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From the rise of fully automated factories to the creation of new migrant work forces, the world of work, employment and production is rapidly changing. By reshaping the global distribution of wealth, jobs and opportunities, these processes are unleashing profound social and environmental tensions, and new political movements. As a means to address these crucial themes, Global Labour Studies elaborates an innovative interdisciplinary framework that builds upon the concepts of power, networks, space and livelihoods. This approach is deployed to explore core topics including global production networks, labour market dynamics, formal and informal sectors, migration and forced labour, agriculture and environment, corporate social responsibility and new labour organizations.

Written in a lively and engaging format that draws upon a diverse range of illustrative case studies, the book provides the reader with an accessible repertoire of analytical tools and offers an essential guide to the field. This makes it a uniquely rich text for undergraduate courses on global labour issues across the fields of geography, politics, sociology, labour studies and international development.

Author: Taylor Marcus
Publisher: POLITY PRESS
Pages: 245
ISBN: 9781509504077
Cover: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Release Year: 2018

Chapter 1: Thinking Global Labour Studies

Chapter 2: The Toolkit of Global Labour Studies

Chapter 3: Labour Regimes

Chapter 4: Global Production Networks

Chapter 5: Formal Work in Transition

Chapter 6: Labour in the Informal Economy

Chapter 7: Agrarian Labour

Chapter 8: Migrant Labour

Chapter 9: Forced Labour

Chapter 10: The Nature of Labour

Chapter 11: Corporate Social Responsibility

Chapter 12: Organizing Global Labour

Conclusion: The Futures of Global Labour

Marcus Taylor is Associate Professor of Global Development Studies at Queen's University, Canada

Sébastien Rioux is Assistant Professor of Geography at Université de Montréal

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