Dr. Gale Raj-Reichert

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Silke Mayer

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gale.raj-reichert [at] wzb.eu
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Research Fellow of the Research Group
Projects

Gale Raj-Reichert is the Principal Investigator of the DFG funded project ‘Labour governance in global production networks: Assessing labour standards in a new generation of public procurement legislation and trade agreements linked to market access into the European Union’ (LG-GPN). The project, which is in cooperation with researchers at the University of Vienna and the Technical University of Vienna, assesses in what ways socially responsible public procurement and labour standards in trade agreements in the EU improve labour governance in the electronics and clothing industries in Vietnam. It does so by using an inter-disciplinary theoretical framework that combines the global production network analytical approach originating in economic geography with emerging theories in transnational regulatory governance from political science and employment relations in labour sociology. Gale is currently on secondment from Queen Mary University of London School of Geography where she is a Lecturer in Economic Geography.

CV

Since 2019     Research Fellow, WZB

Since 2017     Lecturer in Economic Geography, School of Geography, Queen Mary University of London

2014 - 2016    British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Fellow, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester
                              
2013    Lecturer in International Development, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester

2011 - 2012    Lecturer in Globalisation and Development, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester

2012    PhD, University of Manchester, Global Development Institute
 

Selected Publications

Ponte, S, Gereffi, G, and Raj-Reichert, G (2019) Handbook on Global Value Chains, Edward Elgar Publishing.

Raj-Reichert, G (2019) ‘Transnational first-tier suppliers in global value chains’, in Ponte, S, Gereffi, G, and Raj-Reichert, G (eds) Handbook on Global Value Chains, Edward Elgar Publishing.

Raj-Reichert, G (2019) ‘Global Value Chains, Contract Manufacturers, and the Middle-Income Trap: The electronics industry in Malaysia’, Journal of Development Studies, DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2019.1595599

Raj-Reichert, G (2018) ‘The Changing Landscape of Contract Manufacturing in the Electronics Industry Global Value Chain’, in Nathan, D. (eds) Upgrading and Innovation in Global Value Chains in Asia, Cambridge University Press.

Raj-Reichert, G (2017) ‘Public and private governance gaps in occupational health and safety: a case study of the electronics industry in Penang, Malaysia’, in Sustainability Politics and Limited Statehood: Contesting New Modes of Governance, (eds) Alejandro Esguerra, Nicole Helmerich, and Thomas Risse, Palgrave Macmillan.

Raj-Reichert, G (2016) ‘Exposing forced labour in Malaysian electronics: the role of a social auditor in labour governance within a global production network’. GDI Working Paper 2016-005. Manchester: The University of Manchester.

Raj-Reichert, G (2016) STUDY 4: Promoting decent work in the electronics industry global supply chain, in Sectoral Studies on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains: Comparative Analysis of Opportunities and Challenges for Social and Economic Upgrading, International Labour Office, Geneva.

Nadvi, K, and Raj-Reichert, G (2015) ‘Governing health and safety at lower tiers of the computer industry global value chain’, Regulation & Governance, Vol. 9, no. 3: 243-258.

Raj-Reichert, G (2015) ‘Exercising power over labour governance in the electronics industry’, Geoforum, Vol. 67: 89-92.

Raj-Reichert, G (2013) ‘Safeguarding labour in relocated factories: Health and safety governance in an electronics global production network’, Geoforum, Vol. 44: 23-31.

Raj-Reichert, G (2011) ‘The Electronic Industry Code of Conduct: Private governance in a competitive and contested global production network’, Competition & Change, Vol. 15, no.3: 221-238.

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Foto Gale Raj-Reichert
Silke Mayer

Contact

gale.raj-reichert [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
room
D 029