Socio-economic vulnerability and neo-liberalism: lessons from Bangladesh
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CitationRahman, S. (2009). Socio-Economic Vulnerability and Neo-Liberalism: Lessons from Bangladesh. South Asia Research, 29(3), 235–254. https://doi.org/10.1177/026272800902900303
Based on a case study of an export-oriented Bangladeshi garment company, this article shows how hierarchies of vulnerability have developed in the process of global integration of Bangladesh’s garment industry. Situating the problem of economic dependency in a globalised context within a broader political economy discussion of local Bangladeshi scenarios, the study illustrates how such patterns of development are shaped by internal as well as external social and political forces that create conditions of vulnerability.