Narrow down by keywords: Globalisation, South Asia
- The Ethical Trading Initiative: 10th Anniversary Conference
This article reports on the tenth anniversary conference of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), drawing attention to the irony that just as progress is being made on the situation of home workers (among the least protected of all working people) the t ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:54
- Women workers in the garment industry in Dhaka, Bangladesh
The authors discuss the feelings, status, and working conditions of women in factories making garments for export. Many legal requirements under the 1965 Factory Act (child care facilities, maternity leave, length of working hours, holiday entitlement) ar ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:56
- Dealing with hidden issues: trafficked women in Nepal
The authors describe the extent of the trade in mainly rural Nepalese women, sold into prostitution and bonded labour in Asia and the Middle East, often by their families, because of poverty. The organisation Women Acting Together for Change (WATCH) works ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:56
- Globalisation and women in India
Describing the way globalisation has affected India over the last decade, the author considers the impact of these changes on women, in the main areas of `development' due to globalisation: commercialisation, capitalisation, foreign trade orientation, and ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:02
- Juxtaposing handloom weaving and modernity: building theory through praxis
This article investigates the interaction between the processes of building development theory and development practice, arguing that theory must start with practice – and should not be top–down, starting with the ‘outside gaze’ of a supposedly detached a ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:08
- Sweating it out: NGO campaigns and trade union empowerment
In the context of globalisation, transnational social regulation is increasingly the product of NGOs intervening in the sphere of global trade. Drawing on empirical research in SE Asia, the author contends that what matters as much as codes of conduct are ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:11
- The Power to Choose: Bangladeshi Women and Labour Market Decisions in London and Dhaka
Author: Kabeer, Naila Publisher: London: Verso, 2002, ISBN: 1 85984 206 2, 320 ...
Book review - admin - 2009-10-18 20:49
- A confluence of Fair Trade and organic agriculture in southern India
Although the confluence of Fair Trade and organic agriculture has become a salient phenomenon, they contradict each other at the production level: Fair Trade focuses on specific products, while organic agriculture targets production units. This article ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-06-22 16:37
- Mainstreaming globalisation in Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers in the Asia-Pacific region
This paper examines the extent to which the key elements of globalisation, such as international trade, investments, foreign aid, transnational labour migration and tourism have been mainstreamed into the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) in the ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-11-29 13:20
- The banking sector intervention in the microfinance world: a study of bankers' perception and outreach to rural microfinance in India with special reference to the state of Punjab
Microfinance has been evolving as an indispensable tool of poverty eradication and rural improvement. At present, almost all the commercial banks have delved into the microfinance foray and offer various lucrative schemes designed for the rural poor, sp ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-08-16 10:17