Iscuss the arguments for and against international a?fair wagea? and employment standards codes (i.e., anti-sweatshop rules).

This is a research essay that needs some outside resources that are scholarly and legitimate. They will require you to analyze and synthesize course materials (assigned readings and lectures) as well as a modest amount of outside research.

In addition to assigned course materials, essays will be expected to incorporate additional outside research. This research should include both academic (scholarly, peer reviewed) sources and other kinds of sources (such as journalistic reports and reports by government agencies, corporations and business groups, civil society NGOs, think-tanks, etc.). The selection of sources should display a coherent focus and, preferably, a range of perspectives. They should not be just a random assortment of books, articles etc. that are vaguely or tangentially related to the topic or each other.

Discussion of both the course materials and outside sources should be substantively informative and display an accurate grasp of the content and significance of the sources. The discussion should have a coherent argument and should synthesize positive, normative and strategic analyses. . For more details, see a?Tips and suggestions on essay writinga?, below.

The paper will be graded on research, argument (reasoning, evidence), organization and writing.

It must address this topic:
1. Discuss the arguments for and against international a?fair wagea? and employment standards codes (i.e., anti-sweatshop rules). Are these codes a good idea? Why/why not? How should they be designed, implemented and enforced? Why?

Some organization websites and other internet resources you may find useful for research.
Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade Report 14 on CSR and Canadian mining companies.
Responsible Care /htm
Natural Step Home
Business for Social Responsibility /html
CSR Asia /freethechildren.com/index.php
Chris MacDonaldas Business Ethics Blog Links/Repository/537619/link_page_view
Corporate Knights (Canadian CSR magazine) /ca/

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