Migrant Labour in the New Global Economy
By (author) Toby Shelley
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Exploited by Toby Shelley
Book DescriptionFrom cleaning to construction, from agriculture to domestic work, every day migrant labourers are exploited and enslaved. Extra hours are squeezed out of Polish food packers, and trafficked African children are used for forced labour. Low wages are used to drive down prices from the oil industry to airport services. In this book, Toby Shelley shows that current unprecedented flows of migrant workers are a direct result of economic liberalization. The appalling conditions and legal abuses which confront these workers are not a premodern aberration, but an integral part of the global economy. Shelley argues that even governments, keen to protect big business, are complicit in this exploitation; their 'law and order' approach on immigration being part of this complicity. Based on interviews and investigations with workers, unionists and activists, Exploited is a powerful and shocking read.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781842778524
(198mm x 126mm x 126mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Toby Shelley
Nanotechnology, Paperback (April 2006)
Explains the world of nanotechnology and who controls it. This book explores the potential consequences for individuals, the environment, and relations between the powers. Nanotechnology could bridge or widen the gap between rich and poor - this is the political decision that civil society must address.
Oil, Paperback (April 2005)
Provides an authoritative introduction to the oil sector in the world economy.
End Game in the Western Sahara, Paperback (August 2004)» View all books by Toby Shelley
Why does a remote swathe of the Western Sahara concern the USA and Europe? Why does Morocco maintain its occupation? Why has the UN Security Council prevaricated for three decades while the Sahrawis live under Moroccan rule or as refugees? This book examines the geopolitics.
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Author Biography - Toby Shelley
Toby Shelley is a journalist with the Financial Times. Over the past twenty years he has reported from across Africa and the Middle East. His previous books include Nanotechnology (2006), Oil (2005) and Endgame in the Western Sahara (2004). He is a member of the Council of Management of the radical development charity War on Want.
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