Migration, Precarity, and Global Governance: Challenges and Opportunities for Labour

Migration, Precarity, and Global Governance: Challenges and Opportunities for Labour

By: Carl-Ulrik Schierup (editor), Anders Neergaard (editor), Branka Likic-Brboric (editor), Professor Ronaldo Munck (editor)Hardback

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Migration, Precarity, & Global Governance explores an understudied, but central, area within contemporary studies of globalisation and precarisation. It relates to the interface between migration, global governance and the role of civil society, with particular focus on the dilemmas and options of trade unions, too often left off the agenda. The volume suggests that the trade union movement is undergoing a fundamental debate about revitalisation, which could play an important role in terms of the economic, political and social integration of migrant workers, with implications for the transformation of contemporary societies in general. The volume adopts an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, emphasizing the complexity of historically grounded social relations. It examines international migration as it is impacted by, and impacts on, globalization, social and political struggles, and the recurring crisis of capitalism. The first part of the book presents five complementary perspectives on the political economy of migration, labour, and citizenship. Part Two offers analyses of the relationship between labour unions and migrant workers. Part Three explores the way trade unions, migrant organisations, and other civil society groupings interact with an incipient global governance regime relating to migration. It also examines issues of state and non-state actors' accountability in relation to human rights claims as well as the impact of the norm of corporate social responsibility.

About Author

Professor Carl-Ulrik Schierup is Director of the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), ISV, Linkoeping University, Sweden. He has since 1992 acted as the Director of several major research programmes and research centres on migration and ethnic relations in Scandinavia. He has published broadly on issues of migration and labour, ethnic relations, racism, multiculturalism and nationalism. Professor Ronaldo Munck is Head of Civic Engagement at Dublin City University and Visiting Professor in Development Studies at the University of Liverpool and St. Mary's University, Nova Scotia. He has written widely on labour issues, social exclusion and social movement from a critical engagement and postcolonial perspective. Anders Neergaard is Associate Professor at the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), ISV, Linkoeping University, Sweden. His research spans political sociology, third world studies, labour market studies and ethnic and migration studies, focussing on trade unions, labour market segmentation and cultural racism.; Branka Likic-Brboric is Associate Professor at the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society, ISV, Linkoeping University, Sweden. Her research falls into following interconnected areas: globalisation, ethnic divisions and the political economy of post-socialist transformations; global governance, migrants' rights and 'decent work'; EU enlargement, informal economy, new migration landscapes and the Europeans social model.


1. Introduction: Migration, Precarity and Global Governance: Challenges and Opportunities for Labour ; 2. Migration and Labor under Neoliberal Globalization: Key issues and challenges ; 3. Migration, Precarious Work and Rights: Historical and Current Perspectives ; 4. Precarious Work, Immigration and Governance ; 5. From Denizens to Citizens: Forging a Precariat Charter ; 6. Globalisation, Trade Unions and Labour Migration: A Transformationalist Approach ; 7. Trade Unions and Labour Migration: a case for new organisational approaches ; 8. Migration, Racialisation and Forms of Unfree Labour: The Dilemma of Trade Union Solidarity ; 9. Immigrant Workers and the Labor Movement in the USA ; 10. Irregular Migrant Labour, Trade Unions and Civil Society Organisations in Turkey ; 11. A Toxic Embrace: Migration, Labour and the Rainbow Nation's Neoliberal Pact ; 12. Labour Rights as Human Rights? Trajectories in the Global Governance of Migration ; 13. False Promises and Movements of Contestation in the Global Garment Industry ; 14. Global Migration Governance, Social Movements and the Difficulties of Promoting Migrant Rights ; 15. Labour, Migration and Regional Integration: A North/South Comparative Approach

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  • ISBN13: 9780198728863
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780198728863
  • weight: 648
  • ISBN10: 0198728867

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