Poverty and the Production of World Politics

Unprotected Workers in the Global Political Economy
Editor(s): 
Davies, Matt
Editor(s): 
Ryner, Magnus
ISBN: 
1403996970
Date published: 
April 2006
Hardback
Pages: 
272

The RAND Corporation, the World Bank and the anti-globalization movement all agree that global poverty and 'the underclass' are essential dimensions of world politics. Yet, analyses of how the 'global poor' intervene in world politics are scarce. This book helps fill this lacuna by revisiting Cox and Harrod's conception of 'unprotected workers' through theoretical reflection and empirical explorations of the rise of millennialism, prostitution and the sex industry, the politics of migration, the interstices of class and gender, and trade union politics.