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Women Shaping Global Economic Governance

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Women Shaping Global Economic Governance brings together contributions from leading policymakers and thought leaders from all across the world on how to shape our economies. Written entirely by women, this book is not about women. It is written by women who want to encourage everyone, including the 50% of the global population that are women, to contribute to shaping economic governance at a time where the world is impacted by a digital, environmental and social revolution. The essays and observations show women analysing the challenges confronting economic governance and formulating concrete proposals for how to navigate this period of turbulence.

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Working conditions in global supply chains

Globalisation has been roiling labour markets for two centuries. The face of human suffering in global supply chains is sometimes horrific, as in the 2013 building collapse at Rana Plaza, in which more than 1,100 Bangladeshi apparel workers were crushed to death. Equally troubling is the quiet but devastating erosion of the wellbeing of whole communities due to China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), an event that has been costly in terms of lives lost to suicide, opioid addiction, children living in poverty, and single-parent households (Autor et al. 2018). Our collective failure to address the human consequences of globalisation is now, in turn, eroding a commitment to democratic values and basic human decency and increasing polarisation in domestic politics.

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