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The American Federation of Teachers in the Middle East: teacher training as labor imperialism

Sukarieh, M. and Tannock, Stuart 2008. The American Federation of Teachers in the Middle East: teacher training as labor imperialism. Labor Studies Journal 35 (2) , pp. 181-197. 10.1177/0160449X08325993

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Abstract

The American Federation of Teachers’ (AFT) international program is one of the largest of any labor union in the United States, running operations in countries around the world, from Bolivia to Burma and Kenya to Kazakhstan. In this article, the authors analyze the AFT’s recent interventions in the Middle East and, in particular, Lebanon. Contrary to the AFT’s high-minded rhetoric of global labor solidarity, philanthropic goodwill, and democracy promotion, the authors argue that the AFT’s Middle East programs serve U.S. government foreign policy interests in maintaining and extending American control and influence over the region.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0160-449X
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2016 23:54
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/71463

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