NEW BOOK: Occupational Safety and Health Challenges in Southern Agriculture

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OSH ScherrerNEW PUBLICATION: Christoph Scherrer, Katja Radon (Eds.): Occupational Safety and Health Challenges in Southern Agriculture

Labor and Globalization, edited by Christoph Scherrer, Volume 15, ISBN 978-3-95710-247-8, Rainer Hampp Verlag, Augsburg, München 2019, 195 S., € 24.80

Occupational safety and health (OSH) is a core element of International Labour Organization​’s #DecentWork Agenda. Despite hazardous working conditions in agriculture, unfortunately, OSH issues in agriculture are frequently ignored. This volume’s contributions from Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Nicaragua, and Pakistan as well as from various disciplines.

Highlights:

– the prevalent patriarchal norms and practices which expose women to more health risks;
– the lack of training and education which leave smallholders and farm workers frequently unaware of the health hazards involved in handling machinery and pesticides;
– the lack of protective gear and access to health services among smallholders;
– the undermining of OSH standards by the competitive pressures of global supply chains on their participants;
– the restriction of certifications’ impact mostly to higher hygiene standards.

Key words:
#Occupationalsafety and health , #agriculture, #smallholders, farm workers, #GlobalSouth

PDF ➡️ https://bit.ly/2woXcTH

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Chauvinismus gegen China

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Die US-Stahlindustrie habe ihre Kapazitätsauslastung deutlich erhöhen können, erläuterte Christoph Scherrer, Leiter des Fachgebiets Globalisierung und Politik an der Universität Kassel. […] Nicht nur die Industriearbeiter haben wenig von den Versprechen profitiert. Schlimmer noch, bislang hätten die Handelssanktionen, die Beijing als Reaktion auf US-Strafzölle erhoben hat, erhebliche Auswirkungen auf den Mittleren Westen der USA: »Die Landwirtschaft hat stark gelitten, und obgleich die Trump-Regierung massive Ausgleichszahlungen vorgenommen hat, hat sich das Höfesterben beschleunigt«, sagte Scherrer.

https://www.jungewelt.de/artikel/354206.chauvinismus-gegen-china.html

Decent Work Deficits in Southern Agriculture: Measurements, Drivers and Strategies

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NEW PUBLICATION: Decent Work Deficits in Southern Agriculture: Measurements, Drivers and Strategies

Christoph Scherrer, Santosh Verma (Eds.)

Up to 60 percent of the Global South’s wGAPSork force toils in agriculture. Most smallholders and waged agricultural workers labor under poor health, safety and environmental conditions.

This volume explores
1) the extent of the decent work deficit with a focus on women in agriculture,
2) the drivers of the poor remuneration and working conditions,
3) some strategies for mitigating the decent work deficits.

Its contributors argue that the severity of the decent work deficits in agriculture calls for action. Given the divers contexts of agricultural work and the many factors reproducing the deficits, action is needed in a comprehensive as well as context-specific form. The contributors are academics from Brazil, Columbia, Germany, Ghana, India, Mexico and Pakistan.

Keywords: employment in agriculture, smallholders, landless workers, labor rights, food regime

Labor and Globalization, Volume 11
ISBN 978-3-86618-896-9, Rainer Hampp Verlag,
Augsburg, München 2018, 340 S.

https://www.uni-kassel.de/fb05/fileadmin/datas/fb05/FG_Politikwissenschaften/GlobPolitik/Publikationen/Publ-18/Scherrer___Verma__eds.__2018_Decent_Work_Deficits_in_Southern_Agriculture.pdf

New Publication: Public Banks in the Age of Financialization – A Comparative Perspective

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banksThis book asks the important question of whether public banks are a better alternative to profit-seeking private banks. Do public banks provide finance for development? Do they serve as stability anchors in financial markets? What kind of governance keeps public banks accountable to the public? Theoretically the book draws on the works of Minsky for the question on stability and on interpretative policy analysis for the issue of governance. It compares empirically three countries with significant public banks: Brazil, Germany, and India.

http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/public-banks-in-the-age-of-financialization

Edited by Christoph Scherrer | Publisher: Edward Elgar.