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Globalization and Pressure to Conform: Contesting Labor Law Reform in Egypt

Show simple item record Paczynska, Agnieszka 2017-05-19T20:01:12Z 2017-05-19T20:01:12Z 2004-02
dc.identifier doi:10.13021/G8JG8F
dc.description.abstract “The economic changes brought on by globalization imply a fundamental restructuring of the relationship between the state and society, a transformation that inherently generates conflicts. Everyone has been affected by these changes, but the costs and benefits of integration into the global economy have not been distributed evenly across all social groups. While some have benefited from the changes, others have found themselves struggling to cope in this new environment. Many students of globalization have noted that as economic integration has progressed, the power of capital vis-a.-vis the state as well as vis-a.-vis organized labor has grown. In particular, as capital has become more mobile and the competition to attract this increasingly mobile capital has increased, the set of policy choices available to national governments has shrunk. As national-level policies have become more capital-friendly, the position of trade unions has declined and workers have been caught in a relentless ‘race to the bottom’ -lower wages, lower social spending, and less worker-friendly labor market regulations. “
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working Paper;23
dc.title Globalization and Pressure to Conform: Contesting Labor Law Reform in Egypt en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US

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