Perspectives on World Politics Series
Layna Mosley, professor of political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, focuses her research on the connections between the global economy and domestic policy outcomes. Her current work examines the effect of multinational production on workers' rights in developing countries, as well as the ways in which US trade policies might affect workers' rights abroad.
Among her numerous publications are Global Capital and National Governments (2003), which was short-listed for the Stein Rokkan Prize in Comparative Social Science Research, and Labor Rights and Multinational Production (2011), both from Cambridge University Press. More recently, she edited Interview Research in Political Science (Cornell University Press, 2013).
The vice president of the International Studies Association, Mosley is a former Kellogg Institute faculty fellow. She holds a PhD from Duke University.
"Labor Rights and Private Governance in Global Supply Chains"
Under what conditions might participation in global supply chains lead to improved worker rights in developing countries? In this talk, Mosley considers the conditions under which private governance initiatives are likely to succeed. Her empirical analysis focuses on the ready-made garment sector in Bangladesh and manufacturing firms in Vietnam.
Kellogg Institute for International Studies