Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy (review)

  title={Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy (review)},
  author={Akhilesh Patel},
  journal={Human Rights Quarterly},
  pages={867 - 872}

Confronting the Business Models of Modern Slavery

Despite growing attention from companies and regulators looking to eradicate modern slavery, we know little about how slavery works from a business perspective. We address this gap by empirically

A Political Agenda in Conflict with Environmental Protection: A Critical Policy Essay from Brazil

Current Brazilian policies on environmental protection have become a worldwide concern since President Bolsonaro’s election in 2018. Not only have his speeches been aggressive and critical of

Understanding the co‐occurrence of tree loss and modern slavery to improve efficacy of conservation actions and policies

Locations where populations are most reliant on forests and their ecosystem services for subsistence and development are also areas where modern slavery persists. These issues are noted within the

Collective ethics of resistance: The organization of survival in the Warsaw Ghetto

This article aims to shed light on how ‘powerless’ people can organize to survive in situations of mass oppression. Research on powerlessness often explains compliance and political inaction by a

‘You have to pick’: Cotton and state-organized forced labour in Uzbekistan

This article explores state-organized forced labour in Uzbekistan’s cotton industry, the labour management practices applied in the sector and the experience of labour exploitation associated with

Why Institutional Theory Cannot Be Critical

The title is intentionally provocative. Institutional theory can, of course, be critical. It is critical of theories that are insufficiently attentive to how human behavior becomes institutionalized.

Feminisms, Women's Rights, and the UN: Would Achieving Gender Equality Empower Women?

  • Z. F. Arat
  • Sociology, Political Science
    American Political Science Review
  • 2015
Although all theories that oppose the subordination of women can be called feminist, beyond this common denominator, feminisms vary in terms of what they see as the cause of women's subordination,

Trafficked Women in Prison: The Problem of Double Victimisation

The international policy currently adopted to combat the growing phenomenon of trafficking in human beings (THB) is victim centred. The policy intends to fully address this phenomenon, focusing on

“Can a Company be Bitchy?” Corporate (and Political and Scientific) Social Responsibility

Tapping into the frustration every “worker bee” likely experiences on a regular basis, the sitcom offers a platform for considering ethics in everyday life and what responsibilities employees and executives as well as companies (and other organizations) might have beyond one’s job description or the corporate mission statement and strategic plan.


Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy

Slavery is illegal throughout the world, yet more than twenty-seven million people are still trapped in one of history's oldest social institutions. Kevin Bales' disturbing story of slavery today