Within the global garment industry, an urgent appeal is a request for action to Western activist groups for support in a specific case of labor rights violations. The urgent appeal system has become an important strategy for the transnational anti-sweatshop movement. It is distinct from the movement’s other strategies, because it directly supports garment workers in their struggle for improved labor conditions, while simultaneously informing and mobilizing Western consumers about substandard labor conditions in the garment industry. This paper explores how reflexivity in the use of this particular strategy, strategic choice in its implementation, and interaction with allies and targets affect outcomes for garment workers. It confirms the relevance of the emerging strategic-interaction perspective in explaining movement outcomes.
|Peer-reviewed scientific journal||Mobilization: an international journal|
|Number of pages||30|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article - refereed|
- 512 Business and Management
den Hond, F., Stolwijk, S., & Merk, J. (2014). A strategic-interaction analysis of an urgent appeal system and its outcomes for garment workers. Mobilization: an international journal , 19(1), 83-112. http://mobilization.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&issn=1086-671X&volume=19&issue=1&spage=83