Lecture 2nd October - Lecture 2nd October Globalization and...

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Lecture 2 nd October Globalization and Democracy Working conditions in SC factories Democracy in the workplace “high road” (localization – promotes democracy) and “low road” (Deterritorialization – undermines democracy) Workers don’t’ know who their bosses are. Government doesn’t like to intervene – they will discourage foreign investment. Aguascalientes – Govt laws don’t’ apply in certain zones (special “export zones”) Statistical Process Control – to ensure quality control – hyper Tayloristic chops down each garment into tiny portions. No democracy, no opportunities for workers to voice their needs. Majority of workers are women, gender ideology, sexism, employers belief they can pay them less, that women are more docile and that women are better skilled and more “suited for sewing” – ideological. “Up country” – subcontractors go into country to get the more docile, less organized, less knowledgeable workers. Democracy in the workplace To protect livelihood of members of society Investing in countries that are interested in making progress towards democratization. In a democracy, you have a voice, you have representation
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