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

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

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Migration, Precarity, a 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 and options 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 for the 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 civil society 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 claimsas well as the impact of the norm of corporate social responsibility.The gunning-down of scores of mineworkers by the South African Police Service on 16 August 2012 was an attempt to break a strike ... A dismal situation, seen from the perspective of labour, is summarized in a statement (2014) by Joseph Mathunjwa, president of the ... salary-boosting, work routines driven by shaft stewards and workers themselves, including the rock drillers in the most perilous jobs.

Title:Migration, Precarity, and Global Governance: Challenges and Opportunities for Labour
Author: Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Ronaldo Munck, Branka Likic-Brboric, Anders Neergaard
Publisher:OUP Oxford - 2015-02-05

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