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Imogen Richards

-led multinationals led to the implementation of labour conditions that disadvantaged local populations ( War on Want 2017 ). While these impacts are not often cited by politically violent actors, including neo-jihadists, they show how economic expropriation is experienced by the disadvantaged LDC populations to which spokespersons for AQ and IS, imprecisely though explicitly, refer ( Bin Laden 2007 ; Naji 2006 , 101; Al Hayat 2015a ). The harmful impacts of labour conditions in deregulated industries are illustrated by the fires in Pakistan and Bangladesh between 2010 and

in Neoliberalism and neo-jihadism
Lea Bou Khater

’s participation in political life reflected some realism and will towards integration. The independence of Lebanon, the victory of the Allied Forces and the role of the Soviet Union in the war against Germany reinforced and strengthened the position of the FTUWE at the national level. After independence, the first and most important battle fought by the labour movement and the FTUWE, in particular, was the battle for the promulgation of the Labour Code in 1946. The first law pertaining to labour conditions in Lebanon was the Act of 27

in The labour movement in Lebanon
Balancing, accommodation or driver of change?
María J. García

situation. Colombia's government will have to report annually on labour standards to the OECD, and developments will be monitored by the OECD General Secretariat alongside trade unions for eight years (CUT 2018 ). These additional requirements, in spite of the positive view of all twenty-three OECD Committees which enabled the invitation for Colombia to accede to go ahead on 30 May 2018 (OECD, 2018 ), show continued concerns over the need to improve labour conditions in the country. The FTA roadmaps, and the measures adopted in the FTA with the EU

in Latin America–European Union relations in the twenty-first century
Hilary Charlesworth and Christine Chinkin

in Cuba. 15 The potential for these actions to provoke significant international disputes between itself and its trading allies has not deterred the United States from taking strong steps against trafficking in drugs and in property once owned by Americans in Cuba. 16 The general myopia with respect to the human rights of women and labour conditions of female migrant

in The boundaries of international law
Harry Blutstein

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
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
Laura Suski

. Some buycotts and boycotts have successfully produced moral communities that join localised consumers with distant producers, and in turn, have contributed to initiatives to improve labour conditions for workers and more sustainable forms of production. However, due to the natures of contemporary childhood and parenting, toy consumption often works to separate and alienate consumers from producers, rather than bringing

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
Class, gender and race
Duncan Wheeler

health cover, 68 but this was often tied up with employment contracts, and was thereby exposed to fluctuations in the market and labour conditions. A demographic boom combined with rising unemployment figures, which rocketed from 4.7 per cent in 1976 to peak at 21.7 per cent in 1985, provided ripe preconditions for juvenile delinquency, already on the rise prior to Franco’s death. 69 Of adolescents arrested for the first time, 34 per cent had been physically abused for years; 88 per cent of teenagers with criminal records came from impoverished backgrounds, 75 per

in Following Franco
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Imogen Richards

-profile neoliberal case studies, from the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC) through deregulated labour conditions in less developed countries to US military industries. Extending Thomas Piketty’s 2014 Capital in the twenty-first century , I also examine how the monetarist precepts of neoliberal reasoning and its ‘meritocratic extremism’ have contributed to exacerbating wealth inequality within the US and internationally. Interpolating insights about neoliberalism from Chapters 1 and 2, Chapter 3 commences an account of AQ propaganda. My discussion and analysis here are

in Neoliberalism and neo-jihadism
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M. Anne Brown

, labour conditions, to people displaced through industrialisation, refugees, and so on. These repeated sites of injury can be amenable to more cooperative, multi-levelled, enmeshed and tactical ways of working with rights. While such an approach is hardly novel, it could become more the heart of an international human rights practice. Although highly sensitive (how many governments are happy to reveal the state of their prisons or the practices of their police forces?) such ventures need not be so persistently structured by the dynamics of contending sovereignties. Nor

in Human rights and the borders of suffering