MAITLAND STUDY QUESTIONS (1) - 10 According to Maitland...

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Ian Maitland : “The Great Non-Debate over International Sweatshops” (584 – 597) 1 How does Maitland define ’globalization’? 2 What are international sweatshops? 3 What are three possible ways that could be used to determine appropriate wages and labor standards in international sweatshops? 4 What are four specific charges that critics have made against international sweatshops? 5 What is an “unconscionable wage’? 6 What is the Immiserization Thesis? 7 What does it mean for an international company – more specifically, a multinational company (MNC) to “collude” with repressive regimes? 8 Does Maitland agree with any of the charges made by critics against international sweatshops? 9 How does Maitland respond to the charge that countries hosting international sweatshops are marked by growing poverty and inequality?
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Unformatted text preview: 10 According to Maitland, which group of workers makes twice as much as the other group – (i) informal or rural workers or (ii) urban workers in sweatshops? 11 What are the five consequences Maitland predicts if wages for sweatshop workers were to be raised higher than market standards? REFLECTION QUESTIONS: 1 How would Maitland and DeGeorge each view the decision in 1993 by Levi Strauss & Company to pull out of China? (See Levi Strauss in China Case on Moodle). 2 How would Donaldson & Dunfee and DeGeorge view the Exxon-Mobil operations in Chad? (See Exxon case – in our text). Notice this is a landmark case where a nation surrendered some of its sovereignty over its oil revenues, and agreed – in advance -- to spend that money on infrastructure, hospitals and schools....
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