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About Benjamin Selwyn

Benjamin Selwyn is the Director of the Centre for Global Political Economy at the University of Sussex. He is the author of 'Workers, State and Development in Brazil' and 'The Global Development Crisis'.


Articles by Benjamin Selwyn

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

¿Promover el trabajo digno en las cadenas de suministro? Una entrevista a Benjamin Selwyn

Gobiernos, líderes empresariales y sindicatos de trabajo se reúnen para discutir sobre el trabajo decente en las cadenas mundiales de suministro. Entrevistamos al profesor Benjamin Selwyn, de Sussex, para saber por qué esto es tan importante. English

Rethinking recovery: poverty chains and global capitalism

Reorienting value generated within ‘global poverty chains’ is essential to improving the lives of an impoverished world labour force.

Promoting decent work in supply chains? An interview with Benjamin Selwyn

Governments, business leaders and labour unions are gathering to discuss decent work in global supply chains. We interview Sussex Lecturer Benjamin Selwyn about why this is so important. Español

Friedrich Hayek: in defence of dictatorship

Hayek intended his writings to serve as a wake-up call to defenders of liberalism.  When such defenders took actions in support of private property, Hayek was unashamed in his support for them.

Harsh labour: bedrock of global capitalism

Global supply chains are not benign spheres of opportunity, but tools for increasing the exploitation of labour in both the Global North and the Global South.

Beyond elitism: towards labour-centred development

There is a fundamental paradox in development as currently conceived. The poor are forced to partake in an economic system that is based upon their exploitation and oppression. The way neo liberal and statist thinking gets round this paradox is to see these exploitative relations as developmental opportunities rather than impositions. 

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