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Rules without Rights: Land, Labor, and Private Authority in the Global Economy

Rules without Rights: Land, Labor, and Private Authority in the Global Economy (Hardback)

By Bartley, Tim

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This book is about what it really means when companies claim to be promoting sustainability and fairness in their global operations. While some of these claims are empty, many are backed by detailed voluntary standards, on-the-ground auditing, and certification of compliance, suc...h as to the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council, which has an eco-label for paper, lumber, and furniture. The book compares the implementation of standards focused on sustainable timber operations with those focused on labor conditions in the global apparel and footwear industry, where exploitative and dangerous sweatshops have been common. Through a series of informative case studies, the book looks closely at how these standards have been implemented in Indonesia and China-countries that are crucial for apparel/footwear and timber manufacturing but that differ in their domestic political structures, at least since Indonesia democratized in the late 1990s. Based on interviews with workers, activists, company representatives, sustainability consultants and others, this book shows readers what is and is not being accomplished by voluntary corporate social responsibility and sustainability initiatives.
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ISBN 9780198794332
Released NZ 1 Mar 2018
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Hardback
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Series Transformations in Governance
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ISBN-13 9780198794332
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 1 Mar 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Bartley, Tim
Series Transformations in Governance
Category Award Winning
International Relations
International Economics
Political Economy
International Business
Business Ethics
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 164mm
Height: 242mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 327
Weight 704g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Employee rights, Agriculture - Moral and ethical aspects, Fairness, Foreign trade and employment, Labor market
NBS Text International Relations
ONIX Text College/higher education