Beyond the Boycott: Labor Rights, Human Rights, and Transnational Activism

January 14, 2014

beyond the boycottFrom the publisher:

As the world economy becomes increasingly integrated, companies can shift production to wherever wages are lowest and unions weakest. How can workers defend their rights in an era of mobile capital? With national governments forced to compete for foreign investment by rolling back legal protections for workers, fair trade advocates are enlisting consumers to put market pressure on companies to treat their workers fairly. In Beyond the Boycott, sociologist Gay Seidman asks whether this non-governmental approach can reverse the “race to the bottom” in global labor standards… As trade and capital move across borders in growing volume and with greater speed, civil society and human rights movements are also becoming more global. Highly original and thought-provoking, Beyond the Boycott vividly depicts the contemporary movement to humanize globalization—its present and its possible future.

Beyond the Boycott: Labor Rights, Human Rights, and Transnational Activism, by Gay W. Seidman. New York : Russell Sage Foundation, 2007. 176 p. ISBN 9780871547620 (pbk.)

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