Strategies for change: the Tobin Tax

Dowling, Emma (2003) Strategies for change: the Tobin Tax. In: The Political Economy of New Slavery. Van den Anker, Christien, ed. International Political Economy Series . Palgrave Macmillan, London. ISBN 9781403915221. [Book Section]


[Book summary] This unique volume combines chapters containing a multidisciplinary academic analyysis of the causes of the continued existence of contemporary forms of slavery, such as globalization, poverty and migration with specialist empirical chapters on specific forms of contemporary slavery such as trafficking, domestic migrant workers, bonded labour and child labour in Asia, Latin America and Africa. It provides relevant policy recommendations, such as respect for victims' rights ans assesses longer term strategies for change, including Fair Trade, reparations for past slavery, the Tobin tax and Development ethics. The book aims to raise awareness about the complexity of contemporary slavery and it promotes looking at trafficking, bonded labour, child labour and abuse of domestic migrant workers under the heading of slavery, in order to empower campaigns to eradicate slavery once and for all. Even where international and national laws are in place, compliance is lacking and economic pressures leave poor people vulnerable to current forms of slavery.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 11779
Depositing User: Emma Dowling
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2013 07:04
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 13:23

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