The Social Footprints of Global Trade (inbunden)
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1st ed. 2017
Springer Verlag, Singapore
McBain, Darian / Murray, Joy
Bibliographie 40 schwarz-weiße und 10 farbige Abbildungen
10 Tables, color; 13 Illustrations, color; 4 Illustrations, black and white; XII, 130 p. 17 illus.,
234 x 156 x 10 mm
381 g
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The Social Footprints of Global Trade (inbunden)

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This book discussing in detail the Social Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA) of the global economy using the comprehensive Multi-Regional Input-Output (MRIO) technique. The content is presented in two parts, the first of which offers an introduction to social accounting and how it has been developed over the past few years with details on the methodologies and databases used. The second part of the book describes the footprints of the social accounts that have the highest impact on people's well-being (employment, income, working conditions,and inequality) and how they are linked to international trade. The need for reporting on such indicators falls within the purview of corporate/national social responsibility (part of the Triple Bottom Line). The book offers a valuable contribution to the literature for researchers and students engaged in the social sciences, human rights, and the implications of international trade on labour in developing countries.iv>
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"The book under review is concerned with analyzing some of the less studied but salient effects of international trade between nations, particularly the effects of such trade on workers in developing nations. ... the book's authors present several interesting ideas about inequality, broadly construed, and the ways in which policy makers might address the myriad problems resulting from the persistence of inequality, both within and among nations." (Amitrajeet A. Batabyal, Interfaces, Vol. 47 (5), October, 2017)

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Ali Alsamawi is a PhD candidate with the Integrated Sustainability Analysis (ISA) group in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney. Before joining ISA, Ali was a visiting fellow at the University of New South Wales for one and half years. He recently published an article titled "The Employment Footprint of Nations: Uncovering Master-Servant Relationships" in The Journal of Industrial Ecology. Darian McBain is a PhD student with ISA at the University of Sydney and is working on social indicators for Input-Output Analysis. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of New South Wales and an MSc in Business Strategy, Politics and Environment from the University of London. Darian has worked in both the UK and Australia advising governments and the private sector on sustainability strategy and sustainable supply chain management. Upon returning to Australia in 2007, Darian cofounded the consultancy Blue Sky Green to develop sustainable solutions for businesses and government. Dr. Joy Murray is Senior Research Fellow at Integrated Sustainability Analysis (ISA) in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney. She joined the group in 2003 as manager of a two-year action research project working with representatives from business and industry, government and non-government organisations to develop a user-friendly software tool driven by the ISA TBL methodology. Joy is also working with residents of government housing estates in Eastern Sydney on a project to build leadership capacity. In a previous life she was the New South Wales manager of the state government's IT training strategy for teachers. Her PhD from Wollongong University centred on cybernetics and teacher learning. She has co-authored/edited four books and published numerous papers on her work in education and ISA. Dr. Manfred Lenzen is Professor of Sustainability Research at Integrated Sustainability Analysis (ISA) in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney. Manfred has a PhD in Nuclear Physics and 15 years of experience in renewable energy technologies. He has undertaken extensive experimental research on passive solar architecture. He is an international leader in economic Input-Output Analysis and Life-Cycle Assessment, is Associate Editor for the Journal of Industrial Ecology, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Economic Systems Research. He has contributed major methodological advances as well as numerous applications, in particular on embodied energy and greenhouse gas emissions.


Introduction.- Motivation.- Background and context.- Methodology.- What are satellite accounts?.- Basic definitions of social satellite accounts.- How to make satellite accounts.- Leontief's equation.- Database.- Employment & income footprints.- Working conditions footprints.- Fatal footprints.- Non-fatal footprints.- Days lost footprints.- Wages lost footprints.- Child labor footprints.- Inequality footprints.- Bibliography.- Appendix.