This week on Grad Chat:
Manoj Dias-Abey: PhD student in Law under the supervision of Dr Kevin Banks
Research Topic: Can civil society organizations help improve the working conditions of temporary migrant farmworkers in North America (Canada and USA).
Overview : This research explores whether civil society organizations (CSOs) can contribute to more effectively regulating the working conditions of temporary migrant farmworkers in North America. This dissertation unfolds in five parts. The first part of the dissertation sets out the background context. The context includes the political economy of agriculture and temporary migrant labour more broadly. It also includes the political economy of the legal regulations that govern immigration and work relations. The second part of the research builds an analytical model for studying the operation of CSOs active in working with the migrant farmworker population. The purpose of the analytical framework is to make sense of real-world examples