Corporate Responsibility and Labour Rights: Codes of Conduct in the Global Economy

Corporate Responsibility and Labour Rights: Codes of Conduct in the Global Economy

by Rhys Jenkins
     
 

The emergence of voluntary corporate codes of conduct since the early 1990s is both a manifestation of and a response to the process of globalization. They have been part of a more general shift away from state regulation of transnational corporations towards corporate self-regulation in the areas of labour and environmental standards and human rights. This work

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The emergence of voluntary corporate codes of conduct since the early 1990s is both a manifestation of and a response to the process of globalization. They have been part of a more general shift away from state regulation of transnational corporations towards corporate self-regulation in the areas of labour and environmental standards and human rights. This work provides a critical perspective on the growth and significance of corporate codes with a particular focus on working conditions and labour rights. It brings together work by academics, practitioners and activists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853839306
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface, Richard Howitt MEP
• Introduction
• Part One: Codes of Conduct and Global Deregulation — The Political Economy of Codes of Conduct
• Labour Rights/Corporate Responsibilities: The Role of ILO Labour Standards
• 'I'll Tell You What I want': Women Workers and Codes of Conduct
• Mapping Codes Through the Value Chain: From Researcher to Detective
• Part Two: Codes of Conduct — Perspectives from Stakeholders on the Global Production Chains. Stakeholders Perspectives: Beyond Codes: Lessons from the Pentland Experience
• The International Trade Union Movement and the New Codes of Conduct
• The Emperor's New Clothes: What Codes Mean for Workers in the Garment Industry
• Can Codes of Conduct Help Home-based Workers
• Regional Perspectives: 'Made in China': Rules and Regulations Versus Codes of Conduct in the Toy Sector
• The Contradiction in Codes: The Sri Lankan Experience
• The Potential of codes as Part of Women's Organizations' Strategies for Promoting the Rights of Women Workers: a Central American Perspective.
• The Fox Guarding the Chicken Coop: Garment Industry Monitoring in Los Angeles
• Practical Issues in Developing and Implementing Codes: Working with Codes: Perspectives from the Clean Clothes Campaign
• ETI: a Multi-stakeholder Approach
• Monitoring the Monitors: a Critique of the Third-party Labour Monitoring
• Code Monitoring in the Informal Fair Trade Sector: The Experience of Oxfam GB
• Appendix 1: Useful Web Sites
• Index

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