Labor and Global Justice: Essays on the Ethics of Labor Practices under Globalization (Hardback)
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Labor and Global Justice: Essays on the Ethics of Labor Practices under Globalization (Hardback)

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Hardback 236 Pages / Published: 30/10/2014
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Labor and Global Justice: Essays on the Ethics of Labor Practices under Globalization combines conceptual and theoretical perspectives across a multiplicity of relevant differences, both geographical and disciplinary, to develop a transnational perspective on labor and justice. Through its multidisciplinary, transnational approach and its engagement with public policy, the contributors advance urgent contemporary debates around work and clearly demonstrate the necessity of articulating the rights of labor to any global ethics or to any concept of global justice. Together, the chapters make evident why justice requires, both theoretically and practically, a rethinking and rearticulation of the relation between labor and capital. Framing the theoretical and practical question of justice in a new way, the editors have gathered addresses scholars across multiple disciplines, including philosophy, international relations, and the social sciences. As the volume emphasizes the connection between the concept of justice and real public policy, it also appeals to human rights workers and labor organizers, as well as those who make the public policies that establish the relation between labor and capital, just or unjust, and that determine the well-being of workers, for good or ill.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739193693
Number of pages: 236
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 234 x 159 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This is an outstanding and timely volume, essential to understanding contemporary labor issues. It is an impressive interdisciplinary study and a critical contribution, which is a must-read for scholars and students interested in ethics and labor practices in the capitalist world economy. -- Eric Mielants, Fairfield University
Labor and Global Justice shows that at the heart of the process of economic globalization is the decades' old practice of sidelining labor. Without a mobile and often stateless mass of vulnerable workers, there would be no global triumph of capitalism and unfettered markets. Labor's vulnerability is the very flip side of neoliberal globalization. The authors of the essays here point the way forward, from the precarious lives of laborers today to the conditions for meaningful work and dignified lives. -- Noelle C. McAfee, Emory University
This collection raises important questions about the position of labor in a globalized world. Without strong global trade unions, what options do we have for protecting the rights of workers? Are there global mechanisms that can be invoked to protect the weak and vulnerable? The essays presented here stimulate further discussion of this urgent, but sometimes neglected, issue. -- Peter Singer, Princeton University

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