Combatting the Business of Forced Labour in Global Supply Chains

By jb94|November 17, 2016|East Asia, Europe, Global, Middle East, North America, South Asia, Southeast Asia|0 comments

By Genevieve LeBaron. Genevieve is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Sheffield and Co-Chair of the Modern Slavery Working Group at Yale University. She currently holds a British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences Rising Star Engagement Award and a UK Economic and Social Research Council Future Research Leaders grant to investigate the global business models of forced labour.She has held visiting positions at Yale University, University

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Active Students or Unaware Workers?

By jb94|September 15, 2016|Europe|0 comments

By Eva Herman. Eva studied the MSc in Labour, Social Movements and Development at SOAS part-time from 2013-2015. She now works at Middlesex University, assisting the Unpaid Britain research project, which investigates unpaid wages in Britain, and is funded by the Trust for London. The research project has a blog, which includes findings and reflections. The project can also be followed on Twitter and Facebook. The views expressed in this article are Eva’s own,

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Time to give up on Corporate Social Responsibility?

By jb94|April 1, 2016|Europe, Global, Latin America, South Asia|0 comments

By Ilona Kelly. Ilona graduated from the MSc in Labour, Social Movements and Development at SOAS in  2012-2013. She is now the Campaigns Director at Labour Behind the Label, an organisation working to improve conditions and empower workers in the global garment industry. Find out more about Labour Behind the Label here and on Twitter @labourlabel. All the views expressed in this article are Ilona’s own, and don’t necessarily reflect

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Keep calm and let the students disrupt injustice: a response to Achille Mbembe

By jb94|January 27, 2016|Africa, Europe|2 comments

By Jared Sacks. Jared is a freelance journalist and writer from South Africa and founder of a children’s non-profit organisation. He is currently studying the MSc Labour, Social Movements and Development programme at SOAS. The views expressed in this article are Jared’s own, and don’t necessarily reflect the views of the SOAS Department of Development Studies. Twitter: @jaredsacks1 Medium: @jaredsacks This article originally appeared on The Daily Vox. As township struggle seeps into elite spaces such

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