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the Second World War have endeavoured to harness international cooperation to address non-­economic issues like protection of human rights, labour conditions and the environment, and the improvement of human health. Only during the late 1990s did the idea that globalisation needed to be civilised take root as a conscious strategy. Notes  1 J. Bové and F. Dufour, The World Is Not for Sale: Farmers Against Junk Food (London: Verso, 2001), p. 5.  2 W. Northcutt, ‘José Bové vs. McDonald’s: The Making of a National Hero in the  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11

in The ascent of globalisation
Neil Collins and David O’Brien

conditions are now open to scrutiny and potential loss of brand image. As a result, domestic policies around labour conditions reflect foreign anxieties as well as local pressures. Embarrassment at low rankings in international standards measures can also expedite policy change. Cases of poor quality in food imports and foreign restaurant chains are also publicised in China as a way of ‘measuring’ the progress made under the strict new laws and regulations. The need for the Party-State to be seen to protect its citizens from the cyclical economic patterns that have

in The politics of everyday China
Keeping watch on the Communists 1933–39
Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

before his arrival in Britain in 1936. In 1931, his name had appeared on a list of Communist functionaries, passed to MI5 by agents of the Secret Intelligence Service in Germany, so ensuring that a personal file was opened on him.1 Kuczynski had entered Britain on the pretext of writing a book on British labour conditions which he intended to research at the reading room of the British Museum. In an interview with the Home Office, he explained that he was free to return to Germany, but as a Jew was denied access to research institutions there.2 JK (as he refers to

in A matter of intelligence
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The way forward
Regina Lee Blaszczyk

, press all the right environmental buttons. 18 9.3 In 2015 Prince Charles visited the mill as part of his ongoing work with The Campaign for Wool. Courtesy of Abraham Moon and Sons. Besides ecological matters, concerns over labour conditions in Asian factories have furthered the wool renaissance. Consumer awareness of third-world sweatshops increased after the widespread press coverage of two tragedies in the Bangladeshi garment industry—the fire at the Tazreen Fashions factory in November 2012 and the collapse of the Rana Plaza

in Fashionability
Martin Thomas

of between four per cent (French Guiana) and nine per cent (Martinique). 16 At the end of the inter-war period, as at the beginning, recourse to increased taxation flowed naturally from the overriding need to balance budgets. Labour supply Colonial governments generally regulated workers’ employment terms and labour conditions

in The French empire between the wars
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Gabriele Griffin and Doris Leibetseder

this phenomenon. In Precarious Rhapsody Franco Berardi ( 2009 a) discusses the ways in which contemporary labour conditions are structured to produce not just fear, but panic, partly as a result of the information overload that the infosphere produces and that is no longer processable by humans. However, bodily interventions through intimate labour are not entirely regulated through the infosphere or the technosphere. In many instances such interventions occur at the interface between individuals who interrelate in the process of those interventions, and larger

in Bodily interventions and intimate labour
Between emancipation and stigma
Patrícia Alves de Matos

from all over the world. This is what precarity is – it’s both a condition of exploitation and an opportunity (Foti 2004 (my italics)) As Gerald Raunig ( 2007 ) argues, there is a subtle difference of discourse between the first demonstrations in the French McDonald’s restaurants and the emancipation discourse proclaimed by Foti. In 2000, the aim was to protest against precarious labour conditions, whereas in later discourses, the ‘precariat’ has claimed visibility for itself; it has changed from something to be prevented to a self-designation. This claim

in Disciplined agency
Jane Humphries

the persistence of the working-class family’, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 1:3 (1977) 241–258. Reprinted in Held, D. and Giddens, A. (eds), Class Conflict and Power: A Reader (London: Macmillan), pp. 470–91. Humphries, J. and Rubery, J. (1984), ‘The reconstitution of the supply side of the labour market: the relative autonomy of social reproduction’, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 8:4, 331–46. Humphries, J. and Weisdorf, J. (2015), ‘The wages of women in England, 1260–1850’, Journal of Economic History, 75:2, 405–47. Kenyon, N. (1962), ‘Labour conditions in

in Making work more equal
The shifting boundaries of politics in Norwegian healthcare
Anette Fagertun

volume). The current overall and consensual political framing of the welfare state as in ‘crisis’ is understood as constituting a hegemonic narrative, and representing a critical juncture that creates a ‘window of opportunity’ for radical change in public welfare (see also Vabø 2015 ). At this juncture, labour conditions and employment arrangements in the municipal healthcare sector seem to fall outside most policy frames, something that is indicative of a non-recognition of labour as a political category in this context as well as of a change in the boundaries of

in Intimacy and mobility in an era of hardening borders
Capital’s insatiable need to destroy
David Whyte

Bellamy Foster and his colleagues concluded that this was a typical example of “ecological imperialism” that brutally gave impetus to the “enormous net flow of ecological resources from South to North” and facilitated labour conditions that Marx called “worse than slavery”.43 Crucial to this story was that the extraction of guano from Peru’s islands and coastline was organised by colonial trading companies. The trade 86 WHYTE 9781526146984 PRINT.indd 86 29/06/2020 14:40 From colonialism to ecocide to Britain was organised by Anthony Gibb and Son (now part of the

in Ecocide