Forced Labor

Forced Labor : Coercion and Exploitation in the Private Economy

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Two centuries after the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, at least 12.3 million people are subjected to modern forms of forced labor - in rich countries, as well as poor ones. The authors of "Forced Labor" present state-of-the art research on the manifestations of these slavery-like practices, why they continue to survive, and how they can be eliminated. Their conceptually rich analysis, combined with insightful case studies from Asia, Europe, and Latin America, is a major contribution on an issue of pressing global concern. The book explores the contemporary manifestations of slavery-like labor practices, why they continue to survive, and how they can be more

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  • Paperback | 215 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 14mm | 340.19g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 1588266893
  • 9781588266897

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"Excellent.... This state-of-the-art volume provides a first-rate analysis of the dynamics leading to the occurrence of forced labour, its global distribution, and different types of policy responses." - Jens Lerche, SOAS, University of more

Table of contents

Foreword - R. Plant. Introduction - the Editors. "Slave Labour" in Brazil - L. Sakamoto. Debt Bondage and Ethnic Discrimination in Latin America - E. Bedoya, A. Bedoya, and P. Belser. Bonded Labour in Pakistan - A. Khan. The Legacy of Slavery in Niger - A.R. Sekou and S. Abdoulkarimou. Trafficking for Forced Labour in Europe - B. Andrees. Strengthening labour market governance against forced labour - the Editors. Criminalizing Human Trafficking and Protecting the Victims - R. Malpani. Empowering Communities: Lessons from Tamil Nadu, India - I. Guerin, C. O'Reilly, M. Roesch, M. Sathya, and G. Venkatasubramanian. Improving Forced Labour Statistics - P. Belser and M. de more

About Beate Andrees

Beate Andrees is an antitrafficking expert in the International Labour Organization's Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour. Patrick Belser is an economist with the ILO, where he works on forced labor and wage more

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