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University of Western Australia

1. Garwood, Shae Elizabeth. Networks, nongovernmental organisations and world civic politics : transnational anti-sweatshop advocacy and the global garment industry.

Degree: PhD, 2010, University of Western Australia

This thesis examines anti-sweatshop nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) and the transnational anti-sweatshop network as political actors in the global garment industry. It focuses on the role of Northern-based NGOs in a transnational advocacy network aimed at improving working conditions and ensuring workers’ rights. Drawing on campaign materials, NGO websites, corporate documents and interviews, it presents case studies of FairWear, United Students Against Sweatshops, STITCH and the Clean Clothes Campaign. While comparing these NGOs, the thesis analyses their links with the transnational anti-sweatshop network and the types of politics activists use to influence powerful actors in the industry. It argues that anti-sweatshop NGOs have been creative, dynamic and largely unrecognised political actors whose influence and accomplishments are notable given their small size, scant resources and the scope of the problems they confront. These NGOs have used their particular geographic and political positions in the global economy to develop consumer campaigns that pressure corporate retailers to acknowledge responsibility for workers in their supply chains. Yet the concentration of power among large retailers and the unwillingness of states to regulate the industry place considerable constraints on activists’ abilities to achieve their goals. This thesis contributes to the growing literature on NGOs in global civil society by combining analysis of structural power with more subtle forms of discursive and communicative power. It applies a boomerang model of transnational advocacy networks to the specific circumstances of anti-sweatshop advocacy, demonstrating both the different points of leverage that NGOs use when confronting powerful global corporations rather than states, and the persistent structural problems they face in achieving their goals.

This thesis examines anti-sweatshop nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) and the transnational anti-sweatshop network as political actors in the global garment industry. It focuses on the role of Northern-based NGOs in a transnational advocacy network aimed at improving working conditions and ensuring workers’ rights. Drawing on campaign materials, NGO websites, corporate documents and interviews, it presents case studies of FairWear, United Students Against Sweatshops, STITCH and the Clean Clothes Campaign. While comparing these NGOs, the thesis analyses their links with the transnational anti-sweatshop network and the types of politics activists use to influence powerful actors in the industry. It argues that anti-sweatshop NGOs have been creative, dynamic and largely unrecognised political actors whose influence and accomplishments are notable given their small size, scant resources and the scope of the problems they confront. These NGOs have used their particular geographic and political positions in the global economy to develop consumer campaigns that pressure corporate retailers to acknowledge responsibility for workers in their supply chains. Yet the concentration…

Subjects/Keywords: Sweatshops; Anti-sweatshop movement; Clothing trade; Clothing workers; NGOs; Advocacy; Nongovernmental organisation; Transnational; Networks; Activism; Garment industry; Sweatshop

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APA (6th Edition):

Garwood, S. E. (2010). Networks, nongovernmental organisations and world civic politics : transnational anti-sweatshop advocacy and the global garment industry. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Western Australia. Retrieved from http://repository.uwa.edu.au:80/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=29563&local_base=GEN01-INS01

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Garwood, Shae Elizabeth. “Networks, nongovernmental organisations and world civic politics : transnational anti-sweatshop advocacy and the global garment industry.” 2010. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Western Australia. Accessed June 15, 2019. http://repository.uwa.edu.au:80/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=29563&local_base=GEN01-INS01.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Garwood, Shae Elizabeth. “Networks, nongovernmental organisations and world civic politics : transnational anti-sweatshop advocacy and the global garment industry.” 2010. Web. 15 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Garwood SE. Networks, nongovernmental organisations and world civic politics : transnational anti-sweatshop advocacy and the global garment industry. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Western Australia; 2010. [cited 2019 Jun 15]. Available from: http://repository.uwa.edu.au:80/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=29563&local_base=GEN01-INS01.

Council of Science Editors:

Garwood SE. Networks, nongovernmental organisations and world civic politics : transnational anti-sweatshop advocacy and the global garment industry. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Western Australia; 2010. Available from: http://repository.uwa.edu.au:80/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=29563&local_base=GEN01-INS01


University of South Africa

2. Fortuin, Levona. Die belewenis van werksbevredeging deur grondvlak maatskaplike werkers .

Degree: 2004, University of South Africa

The purpose of this research study was to determine whether social workers at ground-level experience job satisfaction in their current job situations, as well as to determine the motivational factors that play a role in this regard. Eleven non-governmental welfare organisations in the Boland Region were included in this investigation. Forty-seven social workers participated in this investigation. Based on this investigation into the experiences relating to job satisfaction of ground-level social workers, the following conclusions became evident: Younger social workers experience more job satisfaction then there counterparts in mid-life, while the social in the age bracket of 50 years and above seem to experience more job satisfaction. There seems to be a great deal of job dissatisfaction amongst social worker in the Boland Region as two thirds of the respondents indicated the intention to change their current places of employment. Based on theses conclusions, it is recommended that supervisors within region should establish a forum at which they can deliberate about their management role as supervisors in order to promote job satisfaction amongst social workers. Advisors/Committee Members: Reynolds, C.C (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Work achievement; Supervision; Productivity; Nongovernmental organisation; Consultation; Social work manager; Social worker; Extrinsic motivational factors; Intrinsic motivational factors; Job satisfaction

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APA (6th Edition):

Fortuin, L. (2004). Die belewenis van werksbevredeging deur grondvlak maatskaplike werkers . (Masters Thesis). University of South Africa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1782

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Fortuin, Levona. “Die belewenis van werksbevredeging deur grondvlak maatskaplike werkers .” 2004. Masters Thesis, University of South Africa. Accessed June 15, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1782.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Fortuin, Levona. “Die belewenis van werksbevredeging deur grondvlak maatskaplike werkers .” 2004. Web. 15 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Fortuin L. Die belewenis van werksbevredeging deur grondvlak maatskaplike werkers . [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of South Africa; 2004. [cited 2019 Jun 15]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1782.

Council of Science Editors:

Fortuin L. Die belewenis van werksbevredeging deur grondvlak maatskaplike werkers . [Masters Thesis]. University of South Africa; 2004. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1782

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