xvi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
9780521872812 0521872812 9780521694414 paperback alkaline paper 0521694418 paperback alkaline paper
Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
"Labor Rights and Multinational Production investigates the relationship between workers' rights and multinational production. Mosley argues that some types of multinational production, embodied in directly owned foreign investment, positively affect labor rights. However, other types of international production, particularly subcontracting, can engender competitive races to the bottom in labor rights. To test these claims, Mosley presents newly generated measures of collective labor rights, covering a wide range of low- and middle-income nations for the 1985-2002 period. Labor Rights and Multinational Production suggests that the consequences of economic openness for developing countries are highly dependent on foreign firms' modes of entry and, more generally, on the precise way in which each developing country engages the global economy. The book contributes to academic literature in comparative and international political economy and to public policy debates regarding the effects of globalization."--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-284) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Workers in the global economy Producing globally Inside and out: the determinants of labor rights Conceptualizing workers' rights The overall picture : economic globalization and workers' rights Varieties of capitalists? The diversity of multinational production Labor rights, economic development, and domestic politics : a case study Conclusions and issues for the future.
K1763 .M67 2011
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.