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Migration, Precarity, and Global Governance: Challenges and Opportunities for Labour

Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Ronaldo Munck, Branka Likic-Brboric, and Anders Neergaard


For too long the movement of labour and the labour movement have been studied in splendid isolation. This book addresses their intersection. Karl Polanyi’s intuition that history moves through a double movement of disembedding under market rule followed by re-embedding under societal control underlies the overall argument. In different, but complementary, ways the book’s fifteen chapters address globalization, international migration, and the precarization of work and citizenship along with diverse social movement responses beyond ‘North’ and ‘South’. An interdisciplinary and comparative appro ... More

Keywords: international migration, labour unions, precarization, globalization, civil society, global governance, human rights, corporate social responsibility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198728863
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728863.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carl-Ulrik Schierup, editor
Director of The institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society, Linköping University

Ronaldo Munck, editor
Head of Civic Engagement, Dublin City University and visiting Professor of Development Studies University of Liverpool and St. Mary's University, Nova Scotia, Dublin City University

Branka Likic-Brboric, editor
Associate Professor, Linköping University

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1 Introduction

Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Ronaldo Munck, Branka Likić-Brborić, and Anders Neergaard

Part I Migration and the Current Transformation

Part II Trade Union Trajectories

11 A Toxic Embrace

Carl-Ulrik Schierup

Part III Promises and Disarray of Global Governance

15 Labour, Migration, and Regional Integration

Mary Hyland and Ronaldo Munck

End Matter