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Lives in Peril

Profit or Safety in the Global Maritime Industry?

Authors: Walters, D., Bailey, N.

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Lives in Peril demonstrates how and why seafarers are a vulnerable group of workers. It argues they are made so by the organisation and structure of their employment; the prioritisation of profit over safety by the actors that engage and control their labour; the limits of enforcement of the regulatory framework that is in place to protect them; and by their weakness as collective actors in relation to capital. The consequences of this vulnerability are seen in data on their occupationally-related morbidity and mortality - evidence that probably only represents a partial picture of the actual extent of the physical, mental and emotional harm resulting from work at sea. This volume's central argument is that this situation is likely to remain broadly unchanged as long as global maritime governance and regulation remains in thrall to the neo-liberal economic and political arguments that drive globalisation, and fails to enforce regulatory standards more robustly.

About the authors

David Walters is Professor of Work Environment at Cardiff University, UK. He has written extensively on various aspects of the work environment, including employee representation and consultation on health and safety, the politics of health and safety at work, governance and regulation of health and safety, and chemical risks and health and safety in small firms.
 
Nick Bailey is a lecturer in Social Sciences at Cardiff University, UK. As a former ship's officer and with ten years research experience in the Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC), his work has focused on issues of health, safety and risk in this highly globalised industry.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Health, Safety and Well-Being of Seafarers – Understanding the Challenges

    Pages 1-14

    Walters, David (et al.)

  • A Picture of Health? Evidence of Mortality and Morbidity among Merchant Seafarers

    Pages 17-42

    Walters, David (et al.)

  • The Hazards of Work in Merchant Shipping

    Pages 43-68

    Walters, David (et al.)

  • The Structure and Organisation of the Maritime Industry

    Pages 71-97

    Walters, David (et al.)

  • Regulatory Features of the Maritime Industry

    Pages 98-128

    Walters, David (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lives in Peril
Book Subtitle
Profit or Safety in the Global Maritime Industry?
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-35729-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137357298
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-57383-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36483-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 262
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