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Ricard Zapata-Barrero

Moroccan workers decided to take strike action against the racist attacks and demanded improvements in their living and working conditions. Finally, Asociación de Trabajadores e Inmigrantes Marroquíes en España (ATIME) became involved, and proposed a meeting with the main social actors involved in order to end the strikes. After reaching an agreement on labour conditions (but not on regularization), the immigrants went back to work (Zapata-Barrero, 2003b: 523–531). A similar conflict was witnessed four years later in Elche, a town in the coastal province of Alicante with

in Diversity management in Spain
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Amy Levine

-finding research into labour conditions, mostly unanswered petitions to government and media, and mostly thwarted efforts to mobilise protests were a ‘signpost and invitation’ to intellectuals ‘making it no longer possible for [them] to pay lip service to labour’ (Lee N.H. 2007: 222). Chon’s efforts to reach out to university students to help him understand labour laws left many ‘with a tremendous sense of shame and guilt’ (Lee N.H. 2007: 219). His protest suicide along with his words, carried through in his journal and the various books and films that followed, catalysed the

in South Korean civil movement organisations
Less than theory, smaller than ideology
Amy Levine

an ordinary retelling of the nation’s economic miracle story and its social costs. Yet she ends with an extraordinary argument. Nelson begins by detailing South Korea’s meteoric rise from one of the world’s poorest nations in the early 1960s to one of its exemplary economic successes by the early 1990s. Drawing on a great deal of seminal scholarship, she draws attention to the illicit history of governmental and large conglomerate relations constituting the developmental state, ghastly labour conditions, and authoritarian governance propelling the miracle (e

in South Korean civil movement organisations
Julia Gallagher

between the governing and the governed. In settled colonies like South Africa and Kenya, white communities made often unreasonable demands about labour conditions, and there were tensions over unequal political and economic distribution which caused ‘permanent headaches’ to British politicians and officials (Gann and Duigan, 1978: 8). These contentious issues could only thicken political and social organisation as the authorities were pulled in to resolve differences and to take sides and ultimately led to much more violent independence struggles. It was much more

in Britain and Africa under Blair
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The making of a gendered internationalism
Helen McCarthy

of the Covenant affecting health and labour conditions are of special interest to women’, and announced that the WAC was arranging a series of talks dedicated to these themes.90 The questions typically raised by representatives on the WAC and its Welsh counterpart lent credence to this assertion, in that they tended to address the same humanitarian issues exercising female M2661 - MCCARTHY TEXT.indd 193 20/07/2011 10:08 194 The British people and the League of Nations campaigners at the League, from the suppression of the ‘Mui Tsai’ system in Hong Kong to the

in The British people and the League of Nations
Bob Harris

–1838 (Edinburgh, 1988). But see 24 Geo II, c. 31 and 22 Geo II, c. 27 for legislation on labour conditions in the linen and other textiles industries; see also the acts abolishing serfdom amongst colliers and salters. 144 THE SCOTS, PARLIAMENT AND THE BRITISH STATE 89 The Convention’s authority to change the constitutions or ‘sets’ of burghs was successfully challenged in the later eighteenth century. In 1777, the Court of Session gave a ruling against the reform of the set of Edinburgh, ruling that this could only be obtained by application to parliament. 90 Comparisons

in Parliaments, nations and identities in Britain and Ireland, 1660–1850
Peasant solidarity as horizontal networking?
Paul Routledge and Andrew Cumbers

in Thailand. By 2007, two of the Europeans had left the group, and the AoP had yet to ratify their participation as a Southeast Asian convenor (an issue we discuss later in this chapter). 7 The first conference was held in 2000. 8 These were gender, privatisation and exploitation of resources, labour conditions and migration in Asia, indigenous rights, peasant rights and food sovereignty, war and militarism, and biodiversity, sustainability and biopiracy. 9 We are grateful to Sara Koopman for insights into the issue of language interpretation. 137 5217P GLOBAL

in Global justice networks
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Al-‘imaara (the building) as topos
Mona Abaza

, pairing with ‘smart’ high technologies of surveillance and control running the city port. This runs parallel with pervasive feudal bonds to the rule of the al-Maktum family, who run the country like a big neo-liberal city-corporation (Kanna 2010: 110). This dream world exists alongside harsh labour conditions for the large imported population of immigrants, mostly Asian. It is no secret that the securitised archipelago has flourished at the expense of the over-exploitation Tale I: Al-‘imaara (the building) as topos 45 of Asian workers. Mike Davis has also

in Cairo collages
Overcoming rentierism?
Martin Beck and Thomas Richter

imposing poor labour conditions on migrant workers, governments also burdened them with additional economic costs by increasing fees, diminishing subsidies, and introducing taxation. The few pockets of resistance formed by migrant workers after 2014 have been met with heavy repression by the respective regimes. Rentier states’ autonomy from migrant workers can therefore be considered to be consistently high with regard to policy formulation and implementation. This is quite remarkable, as very few other states in the world enjoy that level of autonomy from the majority

in Oil and the political economy in the Middle East
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Graeme Kirkpatrick

to force a new situation, every bit as much as the production-line imposed capitalist labour conditions onto generations of workers. The model here is not discursive but authoritative, even coercive, and the relevant value is not democracy but equality.

in Technical politics