9780521872812

Labor Rights and Multinational Production

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521872812

  • ISBN10:

    0521872812

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-11-01
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

Labor Rights and Multinational Production investigates the relationship between workers' rights and multinational production. Mosley argues that some types of multinational production, embodied in directly owned foreign investment, positively affect labor rights. But other types of international production, particularly subcontracting, can engender competitive races to the bottom in labor rights. To test these claims, Mosley presents newly generated measures of collective labor rights, covering a wide range of low- and middle-income nations for the 1985-2002 period. Working Globally suggests that the consequences of economic openness for developing countries are highly dependent on foreign firms' modes of entry and, more generally, on the precise way in which each developing country engages the global economy. The book contributes to academic literature in comparative and international political economy, and to public policy debates regarding the effects of globalization.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figuresp. x
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Workers in the Global Economyp. 1
Producing Globallyp. 17
Inside and Out: The Determinants of Labor Rightsp. 46
Conceptualizing Workers' Rightsp. 99
The Overall Picture: Economic Globalization and Workers' Rightsp. 135
Varieties of Capitalists? The Diversity of Multinational Productionp. 167
Labor Rights, Economic Development, and Domestic Politics: A Case Studyp. 210
Conclusions and Issues for the Futurep. 237
Appendix: Data and Codingp. 251
Referencesp. 261
Indexp. 285
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