Labour migration and human trafficking : a case study of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

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dc.contributor.advisor Veltmeyer, Henry
dc.coverage.spatial Persian Gulf States
dc.creator Ekwuyasi, Francesca Omolara
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-10T14:44:42Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-10T14:44:42Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.other HD8662 E36 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/26470
dc.description 109 leaves ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 96-109).
dc.description.abstract Human Trafficking is on the rise in part due to the dramatic expansion of labour migration in the neoliberal era. The global migrant worker population grew from 175 million in 2000 to 232 million in 2013(UNESDA, 2013a). The GCC has more than 22 million migrant workers who are required to go through recruiters in order to obtain the required permits to work in the GCC. There exists limited governing bodies to regulate the activities of recruiters, thus migrant workers are at the mercy of recruiters who are known to charge exorbitant fees that indebt migrant workers prior to arriving at their destination countries, and provide false contracts which do not reflect the conditions in which migrant workers find themselves upon arrival at destination countries. This, in addition to the domestic migrant labour legislation in the GCC such as the Kafala System create, what this thesis argues, is state sanctioned trafficking and labour exploitation. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HD8662
dc.subject.lcsh Gulf Cooperation Council
dc.subject.lcsh Foreign workers -- Persian Gulf States
dc.subject.lcsh Human trafficking -- Persian Gulf States
dc.subject.lcsh Labor policy -- Persian Gulf States
dc.title Labour migration and human trafficking : a case study of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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