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An illusion of freedom. (c2017)

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dc.contributor.author Hashem, Farrah AL
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-09T08:08:40Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-09T08:08:40Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2017-11-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/8177
dc.description.abstract This thesis critically discusses the Kafala system, its mechanism and reason behind its existence in Kuwait. Drawing on ethnographic and field-based observations in Kuwait, there is increasing pressure from NGOs and human rights activists not only for improving the democratic rights and conditions of citizens, but also those of non-citizens such as unskilled migrant workers, who in some Gulf countries far outnumber the local populations. We discuss reasons behind Kuwait’s desire to keep the system active for reasons that defy human rights treatment but abide by security of the country. Despite evidence of the political will to introduce reforms that are consistent with international labor standards and conventions, the core elements of the Kafala system still denies basic civic rights to migrant workers and make them vulnerable to abuse, exploitation and trafficking. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.subject Unskilled labor -- Abuse of -- Kuwait en_US
dc.subject Human rights -- Kuwait en_US
dc.subject Fixed-term labor contracts en_US
dc.subject Kafala system en_US
dc.title An illusion of freedom. (c2017) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Kafala system and its benefits for Kuwait en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200500163 en_US
dc.author.commembers Rowayheb, Marwan
dc.author.commembers Baroudi, Sami
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: vii, 55 leaves; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.advisor Tabar, Paul
dc.keywords Temporary Workers en_US
dc.keywords GCC en_US
dc.keywords Kuwait en_US
dc.keywords Kafala System en_US
dc.keywords Human Rights en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography: p. 53-55. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2018.55 en_US
dc.author.email farah.hashim@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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