Brewing Trouble in New York

By jb94|November 1, 2016|North America|0 comments

By Kira Brenner. Kira studied the MSc in Labour, Social Movements and Development at SOAS in 2014-2015. She is now a PhD candidate in the Department of Development Studies, researching the Tunisian trade union movement since the Arab Spring. The views expressed in this article are Kira’s own, and don’t necessarily reflect the views of the SOAS Department of Development Studies. I wake with a jolt at 3:30am. My two-model out

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Free Trade Zones: Who wins?

By jb94|March 10, 2016|East Asia, Global, Latin America|0 comments

By Rosie Rawle. Rosie is currently studying the MSc Labour, Social Movements and Development part-time. The views expressed in this article are Rosie’s own, and don’t necessarily reflect the views of the SOAS Department of Development Studies. In the tug of war over profits and terms of a new Free Trade Zone (FTZ), who wins? A flick through international relations theory would reveal two seemingly opposing sides – transnational companies (TNCs) at

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Will the TPP be good for workers in Vietnam?

By df9|November 30, 2015|Southeast Asia|3 comments

By Joe Buckley. Joe studied the MSc Labour, Social Movements and Development programme at SOAS from 2012-2013. He is currently a PhD candidate in the Development Studies Department at SOAS, researching labour informalisation in Vietnam. The views expressed in this article are Joe’s own, and don’t necessarily reflect the views of the SOAS Department of Development Studies. International trade deals are often condemned because of the effect they will have on workers’

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