Vulnerability, Exploitation and Migrants

Insecure Work in a Globalised Economy

  • Louise Waite
  • Gary Craig
  • Hannah Lewis
  • Klara Skrivankova

Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship book series (MDC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Louise Waite, Gary Craig, Hannah Lewis, Klara Skrivankova
      Pages 1-12
  3. The Globalisation of Vulnerability

  4. Migrant Workers, Unfreedom and Forced Labour

  5. The Vulnerability of Asylum Seekers

  6. Hidden from View: The Most Exploited Workers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Rebecca Lawthom, Carolyn Kagan, Sue Baines, Sandy Lo, Sylvia Sham, Lisa Mok et al.
      Pages 174-186
  7. Interventions: Tackling Labour Exploitation

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 269-272

About this book


Globalization, the economic crisis and related policies of austerity have led to a growth in extreme exploitation at work, with migrants particularly vulnerable. This book explores the lives of the growing numbers of severely exploited labourers in the world today, questioning how we can respond to such globalized patterns of extreme inequality.


Migrants vulnerability exploitation work precarity neoliberalism globalisation labour trade unions Asylum capital globalization growth migration mobility Nation political economy production social capital

Editors and affiliations

  • Louise Waite
    • 1
  • Gary Craig
    • 2
  • Hannah Lewis
    • 3
  • Klara Skrivankova
    • 4
  1. 1.University of LeedsUK
  2. 2.University of DurhamUK
  3. 3.University of SheffieldUK
  4. 4.Anti-Slavery InternationalUK

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