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Advances in Labour Studies

Towards Better Work

Understanding Labour in Apparel Global Value Chains

Editors: Rossi, A., Luinstra, A., Pickles, J. (Eds.)

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Globalization of production has created opportunities and challenges for developing country producers and workers. This volume provides solutions-oriented approaches for promoting improved working conditions and labour rights in the apparel industry.

About the authors

Dennis Arnold, Maastricht University, the Netherlands Jennifer Bair, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA Thomas Bernhardt, New School for Social Research Resmi P. Bhaskaran, development economist Drusilla Brown, Tufts University, USA Upendranadh Choragudi, ActionAid International Rejeev Dehejia, New York University, USA Gary Gereffi, Duke University, USA Shane Godfrey, University of Cape Town, South Africa Stephanie Kuttner, Gender and Social Development Consultant Amy Luinstra, IFC's Sustainable Business Advisory department Frederick Mayer, Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy, USA Doug Miller, University of Northumbria, UK Dev Nathan, Duke University, USA Nicola Phillips, University of Sheffield, UK John Pickles, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA Kelly Pike, York University, Canada Leonhard Plank, Vienna University of Technology, Austria Richard Record, World Bank's Southeast Asia Poverty Reduction and Economic Management team Raymond Robertson, Macalester College, USA Arianna Rossi, ILO/IFC Better Work Programme Cornelia Staritz, Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE) Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead

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“This book presents a timely contribution to ongoing debates on the nature of employment and working conditions within global export industries. It provides rich insights into the dynamics of labour and working conditions within the highly fragmented and internationally dispersed global apparel industry. … The book is organized into two main parts which skilfully balance theoretical perspectives with insightful empirical evidence.” (Roseline Wanjiru, Work, employment and society, Vol. 30 (2), May, 2016)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Rossi, Arianna (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Re-embedding the Market: Global Apparel Value Chains, Governance and Decent Work

    Mayer, Frederick (et al.)

    Pages 17-39

  • Economic and Social Upgrading of Developing Countries in the Global Apparel Sector: Insights from Using a Parsimonious Measurement Approach

    Bernhardt, Thomas

    Pages 40-67

  • How ‘Fair’ Are Wage Practices along the Supply Chain? A Global Assessment

    Vaughan-Whitehead, Daniel

    Pages 68-102

  • Regulating the ‘Wage Effort Bargain’ in Outsourced Apparel Production: Towards a Model

    Miller, Doug

    Pages 103-124

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards Better Work
Book Subtitle
Understanding Labour in Apparel Global Value Chains
Editors
  • A. Rossi
  • A. Luinstra
  • J. Pickles
Series Title
Advances in Labour Studies
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37754-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137377548
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37753-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47798-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 318
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