Globalization and Labor Conditions in the Third World. Term Paper

Globalization and Labor Conditions in the Third World.
This paper analyzes the impact of 'globalization' on labor conditions in third world countries in reference to the work of the World Bank, the International Labor Organization and 'anti-sweatshop' campaigners.
# 4873 | 2,320 words | 8 sources | APA | 1998 | GB


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This paper examines how global economic forces enable sections of third world society to be more easily exploited. It investigates how the first world does not play on a level playing field by using the Multi-Fibre Agreement. The views of protesters, the World Bank, and others are reviewed. The paper ends by touching upon future developments, such as the impact of China becoming a full member of the World Trade Organization.

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"During the past three decades, remarkable internationalisation of the world economy has taken place. This process has become known as globalisation. Globalisation can be defined as "The increasing integration of national economies into expanding international markets" (Todaro: 1997). Neo-liberal authors and institutions, such as the IMF, state that globalisation is driven by four main factors; free market ideology; technological breakthroughs in communication; the shifting of economic activity to the developing world; and the opening up of previously closed borders. These factors of globalisation have inevitably led to changes in conditions of labour in third world employment. Here we will look at what the changes have been. We will then examine the views taken on these conditions by 'anti-sweatshop' campaigners, and the response of the International Labour Organisation and the World Bank."

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APA Format

Globalization and Labor Conditions in the Third World. (2002, May 29) Retrieved June 29, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/globalization-and-labor-conditions-in-the-third-world-4873/

MLA Format

"Globalization and Labor Conditions in the Third World." 29 May 2002. Web. 29 June. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/globalization-and-labor-conditions-in-the-third-world-4873/>

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