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Sustainability of Rights after Globalisation is the result of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)-supported research program, ‘Globalisation and Sustainability of Rights’. The thrust of this volume is on various concerns of globalization and its interface with rights.
The book talks about the interconnectedness of globalization with social and economic systems and how links develop with reference to both polity and common people's movements. The book provides a new way of understanding the constitution of rights with the help of micro-histories drawn from diverse fields, such as environmental rights, law, information, and labor studies in India.
The book examines how rights have been redefined in this era of globalization and how India is still plagued by the constant tension between ‘social’ yearning for democratic values ...
Chapter 6: Labour Out-flow and Labour Rights*
Labour Out-flow and Labour Rights*
In development policy discourse, there is a general consensus that circular or seasonal migration is a ‘win-win’ model of human mobility. Circular migrants maximise return and minimise cost for both sending and receiving economies. For receiving governments circular migration is a way for importing low-skilled labour without having to incorporate them in the social fabric. For sending economies they provide a regular source of remittance without permanent loss of skill/brain/care services. For the migrant worker, however, circular migration is a survival strategy when economic opportunities do not respond favourably at home. Moving between the host and the sending economies offers an opportunity of social and economic mobility for the migrant. But the rhetoric of an all-benefit ...