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Integration through Exploitation: Syrians in Turkey
(Reiner Hampp Verlag, 2019)
This book is about the largest displacement crisis and resettlement of our time. However, it is not another piece that elaborately describes the appalling situation of Syrian workers in Turkey, but explores how they are integrated into the lower ends of the value chain in several sectors. The book seeks answers of what has been largely overlooked in the literature on the question of how labor processes have been shaped in various labor-intensive sectors by class and identity.
Informality and Labour Regulations in Ghana
(Rainer Hampp Verlag, 2019)
The book makes a major contribution to the controversy about the factors driving the persistence and expansion of the informal economy. Unlike most others studies which either take a structuralist or an actor’s choice approach to the topic, this study combines a careful assessment of the economic, social and political circumstances promoting informality with a meticulously carried out econometric analysis of the dominant characteristics of workers as well as enterprises in the informal economy in comparison to those ...
The Passive Revolution of Good Living
The PhD thesis "The Passive Revolution of Good Living: Class Struggle and Productive Transformation Policy in Ecuador (2007-2017)" suggests an interpretation of Ecuador's so-called ‘Citizens’ Revolution’ – CR – as the political project of a 'cadre fraction’: a ‘state class fraction’ whose legitimacy and political power is grounded in specialized knowledge and planning capabilities. Breaking the “catastrophic equilibrium” in which the anti-neoliberal forces and the dominant classes ended up at the beginning of the ...
Occupational Safety and Health Challenges in Southern Agriculture
(Rainer Hampp Verlag, 2019)
Occupational safety and health (OSH) is a core element of the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda. Despite hazardous working conditions in agriculture, unfortunately, OSH issues in agriculture are frequently ignored. This volume’s contributions from Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Nicaragua, and Pakistan as well as from various disciplines highlight - the prevalent patriarchal norms and practices which expose women to more health risks; - the lack of training and education which leave smallholders and ...
Labor Rights, Working Conditions, and Workers’ Power in the Emerging Textile and Apparel Industries in Ethiopia: The Case of Hawassa Industrial Park
To be able to participate in the global production network and enhance its manufacturing sector, the government of Ethiopia has been building industrial zones (Export Processing Zones) in various parts of the country. These zones have already attracted substantial investments into the country in the light manufacturing sectors, particularly, textile and apparel industries, as a result of which the country is gradually gaining the potential to become a global textile and apparel sourcing hub. Despite the governments’ ...
Assessing the Level of Self-Reliance and Livelihood of Encamped Refugees
(Rainer Hampp Verlag, 2020)
Achieving self-reliance among refugees is favoured by many international organisations, though hardly achieved for refugee camps. In many cases, deprived of their human rights, located in remote areas and without access to the local labour market, encamped refugees have no other opportunity than turning to negative coping mechanisms to survive, including sex work, child labour, crime and dangerous work in the informal sector. This book concentrates on measuring self-reliance and identifying factors influencing it in ...
20 Jahre Kumulieren und Panaschieren
Alle fünf Jahre werden in Hessen die Kreistage, Gemeindevertretungen und Ortsbeiräte gewählt. Während sich manche Bürgerinnen und Bürger fragen, was Kumulieren und Panaschieren ist, wird pünktlich zum Wahltermin über das Wahlsystem debattiert: Überfordern die großen Stimmzettel und vielen Stimmen die Bürgerinnen und Bürger? Mitunter wird dann behauptet, das komplexe Wahlsystem sei gar die Ursache für die sinkende Wahlbeteiligung. Aus Anlass des 20-jährigen Bestehens werden im vorliegenden Aufsatz die demokratietheoretischen ...
Mercosur–EU Agreement: Impact on Agriculture, Environment, and Consumers
(kassel university press, 2020-05-06)
Institutional Framework and Dysfunctionality of the Transitional Chinese Wage Bargaining Regime
(Rainer Hampp Verlag, 2018)
This book examines the institutional building blocks of China’s transitional wage bargaining regime taking into account the macroeconomic and political framework. Special attention is paid to the more volatile institutional setting in emerging economies. The approach enables an evaluation of the how China’s wage determination mechanism is developing. China’s economic reform process launched in 1978 had far reaching consequences on the institutional setting of its economic system. This resulted in substantial ...
The Implementation of International and European Occupational Safety and Health Standards into the National Legislation of Ukraine
(Rainer Hampp Verlag, 2018)
In this book, Kateryna Yarmolyuk-Kröck examines the implementation and application of international law in Ukraine. In particular, the analysis is centered on the occupational safety and health (OSH) instruments of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) as well as the European Union (EU) OSH directives and their conformity with national legal provisions. The book offers a thorough assessment of the ongoing legal reforms in Ukraine in the process of European integration and the legal nature of the EU-Ukraine ...