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    Can We Put an End to Sweatshops?: A New Demcracy Forum on Raising Global Labor Standards (New Democracy Forum) (Paperback) By (author) Archon Fung, By (author) Dara O'Rourke, By (author) Charles Sabel, Foreword by Medea Benjamin

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    DescriptionThe MIT scholar who broke the news about Nike's sweatshops argues, with two colleagues, that consumer choices can improve workers' lives globally Seventy-five percent of Americans say they would avoid retailers whom they knew sold goods produced in sweatshops. And almost 90 percent said they would pay at least an extra dollar on a twenty-dollar item if they could be sure it had not been produced by exploited workers. Knowing that information about the conditions of workers around the world can influence what we buy, Dara O'Rourke, Archon Fung, and Charles Sabel argue that making that information widely available is the best way to improve conditions. Although watchdog agencies have tried to monitor working conditions and pressure corporations to adhere to international standards, the authors show how these organizations alone cannot do enough; only consumer action and the threat of falling profits will force corporate owners to care about the conditions of their workers. Respondents include activists, scholars, and officials of the International Labor Organization and World Bank. NEW DEMOCRACY FORUM A series of short paperback originals exploring creative solutions to our most urgent national concerns. The series editors (for Boston Review), Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers, aim to foster politically engaged, intellectually honest, and morally serious debate about fundamental issues—both on and off the agenda of conventional politics.


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    Title
    Can We Put an End to Sweatshops?
    Subtitle
    A New Demcracy Forum on Raising Global Labor Standards
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Archon Fung, By (author) Dara O'Rourke, By (author) Charles Sabel, Foreword by Medea Benjamin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 7 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780807047156
    ISBN 10: 0807047155
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T General Subject: 490
    DC21: 331.25
    BISAC V2.8: POL011000, POL013000
    DC22: 331.25
    BISAC V2.8: LAW054000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: POL029000
    LC classification: HD2337 .F86 2001
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HD2337, HD2337.F86
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: KNX, JBCC
    Publisher
    Beacon Press
    Imprint name
    Beacon Press
    Publication date
    26 February 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA