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
     
 

ISBN-10: 1853839310

ISBN-13: 9781853839313

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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…  See more details below

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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:
9781853839313
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acronyms and abbreviations
List of figures, tables and boxes
Contributors
Preface
Ch. 1Introduction1
Pt. 1Codes of Conduct and Global Deregulation
Ch. 2The political economy of codes of conduct13
Ch. 3Labour rights/corporate responsibilities: the role of ILO labour standards31
Ch. 4'I'll tell you what I want...': women workers and codes of conduct43
Ch. 5Mapping codes through the value chain: from researcher to detective61
Pt. 2Codes of Conduct - Perspectives from Stakeholders in the Global Production Chains
Ch. 6Beyond codes: lessons from the Pentland experience79
Ch. 7The international trade union movement and the new codes of conduct90
Ch. 8The emperor's new clothes: what codes mean for workers in the garment industry101
Ch. 9Can codes of conduct help home-based workers?113
Ch. 10'Made in China': rules and regulations versus codes of conduct in the toy sector124
Ch. 11The contradictions in codes: the Sri Lankan experience135
Ch. 12The potential of codes as part of women's organizations' strategies for promoting the rights of women workers: a Central America perspective146
Ch. 13The fox guarding the chicken coop: garment industry monitoring in Los Angeles160
Ch. 14Working with codes: perspectives from the Clean Clothes Campaign172
Ch. 15ETI: a multi-stakeholder approach184
Ch. 16Monitoring the monitors: a critique of third-party labour monitoring196
Ch. 17Code monitoring in the informal Fair Trade sector: the experience of Oxfam GB209
App. 1: Useful web sites222
Index224

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