Critical Race Theory and Postcolonial Development Theory: Observations on Methodology by Chantal Thomas

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In recent years, increasing interest has arisen as to the potential applications for Critical Race Theory (“CRT”) in international legal critique. This Essay raises the question in methodological form. Critical Race Theory and Postcolonial Development Theory: Observations on Methodology, 45 Villanova Law Review 1195 (2000) (Symposium on Critical Race Theory and International Law).

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Between Worker’s Rights and Flexibility: Labor Law in an Uncertain World by Kerry Rittich

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It is no secret to anyone in the field of labor law that we are at a critical juncture on the question of workplace governance, and that this is a moment of deep transformation with respect to both the context of work and the norms which govern work… “Between Workers’ Rights and Flexibility: Labor Law in an Uncertain World”, 54 St. Louis University Law Review 567...

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Migrant Domestic Workers in Egypt: A Case Study of the Economic Family in Global Context by Chantal Thomas

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This Essay links a particular legal case study with a broader set of questions about the “family” in a global political and economic context. Part I clarifies the analytic links between the household, the market, and globalization. By studying Egypt, the Essay focuses on one part of this global sociolegal continuum and draws out the special significance of transnational background rules and conditions for the “developmental state.” Part II presents the legal framework...

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Global Labour Policy as Global Social Policy by Kerry Rittich

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Focusing on the development and market reform agendas of global economic institutions, this paper explores how the transformation of international governance norms, private law rules and business regulation has affected social objectives, especially those relating to redistributive justice. The author argues that social policy in the global arena has effectively been collapsed into labour market policy, and posits that rising inequality within and between states may be linked to a widely...

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Families on the Edge: Governing Home and Work in a Globalized Economy by Kerry Rittich

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Scholars working in the fields of labor law, globalization, law and development, and of course gender now encounter the family at every turn… “Families on the Edge: Governing Home and Work in a Globalized Economy”, 88 North Carolina Law Review 101 (2010).

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Benevolent Paternalism and Migrant Women: The Case of Migrant Filipina Entertainers in Japan by Rhacel Parrenas

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The article examines the migration process of entertainers from the Philippines to Japan. It establishes the conditions of trafficking that leave foreign entertainers in a position of debt bondage and indenture vis-a-vis middleman brokers. Then,it shows how laws established to protect entertainers in the process of migration in fact make prospective migrants vulnerable to trafficking. This is because such protective laws, which are espoused by the culture of benevolent paternalism that...

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