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ОПЕК для работников-мигрантов?

ДУБАЙ – В сентябре 1960 года делегаты из Ирана, Ирака, Кувейта, Саудовской Аравии и Венесуэлы встретились в Багдаде, чтобы создать Организацию стран-экспортёров нефти (ОПЕК). По мере роста зависимости мира от нефти, росло и могущество ОПЕК. А сегодня, когда многие развивающиеся страны, в том числе большинство стран Ближнего Востока, стали крупными мировыми экспортёрами рабочей силы, не пришло ли время задуматься о формировании похожего на ОПЕК картеля для работников-мигрантов?

ОПЕК преуспела в защите общих интересов своих стран-членов, которые по отдельности они смогли бы отстоять. Когда на рынке наблюдаются структурные искажения, тогда политические инструменты и коллективные действия, воплощением которых является ОПЕК, могут оказаться более эффективны, чем традиционная политика.

Страны-экспортёры трудовых ресурсов сегодня не так уж отличаются от стран-основателей ОПЕК образца 1960 года. У них тоже уязвимые позиции на рынке, где правила диктуют клиенты. Богатые страны-импортёры трудовых ресурсов и бедные страны, которые их экспортируют, связаны отношениями взаимозависимости. Но импортёры трудовых ресурсов могут в одностороннем порядке ужесточить или ослабить правила иммиграции или регулирование рынка труда, из-за чего экспортёры находятся в вечном состоянии неопределённости.

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