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Researching Forced Labour in the Global Economy: Methodological Challenges and Advances

Genevieve LeBaron


By most accounts, forced labour, human trafficking, and modern slavery are thriving in the global economy. Recent media reports — including the discovery of widespread trafficking in Thailand's shrimp industry, forced labour in global tea and cocoa supply chains, and the devastating deaths of workers constructing stadiums for Qatar's World Cup— have brought once hidden exploitation into the mainstream spotlight. As public concern about forced labour has escalated, governments around the world have begun to enact legislation to combat it in global production. Yet, in spite of soaring media and ... More

Keywords: modern slavery, forced labour, research methods, global supply chains, global economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780197266472
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266472.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Genevieve LeBaron, editor
Professor of Politics and Co-Director of the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI), University of Sheffield

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