Power and Inequalities in the Global Political Economy

A Perspective on Forced Labour and Trafficking for Labour Exploitation
Thursday, 6 April 2017 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
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Stéphanie Plante
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Presented by CIPS and the International Political Economy Network

Prof Nicola Phillips will discuss the evolution of inequalities in the global economy and their connections to the worst forms of labour exploitation associated with forced labour and human trafficking. It bases its perspective on asymmetries of power that underpin and crystallise within global value chains and global production networks, identifying how these combine to put in place the conditions in which these forms of labour exploitation flourish.

Nicola Phillips is Professor of Political Economy and Head of the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield. She is also an editor of the Review of International Political Economy, a past Editor-in-Chief of New Political Economy and, until December 2016, the Chair of the British International Studies Association.