Examines the impact of U.S. multinational corporations, foreign aid, and investment on human rights in Third World countries.
Including case studies of sweat shops in India, Chile, and Mexico, this text explores the impact of the economic activity of multinational corporations (MNCs) and foreign aid on relative levels of human rights abuses in less developed countries. While finding that certain MNCs, such as Nike and Wal-Mart, have been implicated in serious and systemic human rights abuses, the author claims that, on a general international level, MNC activity and foreign development aid have a beneficial effect on human rights over time. Conversely, he finds that military aid has a deleterious effect on human rights. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.