obbliga alla precarietà

01:35 Jun 28, 2018
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Italian to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Government / Politics / From a document on sustainable development
Italian term or phrase: obbliga alla precarietà
I am thinking that this part of the sentence will need to be expanded to have much meaning in English, but I don't want to stray too far. Any ideas? It also looks to me like there is a syntax problem there.

Here is the sentence:

"Abbiamo scelto temi forti al centro del dibattito politico quotidiano: il crescente malcontento sociale verso un sistema che obbliga alla precarietà sia al sud che al nord del mondo, che contrappone migranti e autoctoni in una guerra tra poveri, che ricatta i lavoratori e le lavoratrici pur di produrre bombe."

Thanks!
Dareth Pray
United States
Local time: 07:48


Summary of answers provided
4 +1in which the population lives precariously
Lisa Jane
5[...] that throws people's lives into precariousness [...]
godutchxl8
4that imposes precarious conditions on/upon....
LaraBarnett


  

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in which the population lives precariously


Explanation:
Literally "that forces (the workers) to live precariously" or to accept conditions of underemployment or little job security

See definition:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precariat

Lisa Jane
Italy
Local time: 16:48
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in ItalianItalian
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agree  philgoddard: Or forces people to live from hand to mouth.
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[...] that throws people's lives into precariousness [...]


Explanation:
Just a bit of artistic license.

godutchxl8
Italy
Local time: 16:48
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in DutchDutch

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that imposes precarious conditions on/upon....


Explanation:
I don't think it really works just to use "precarious" or its other forms on their own as in English we do not use this type of sentence structure in our descriptions. i..e we would normally say "state", "conditions", "way of life" etc and then qualify it with an adjective.

Example sentence(s):
  • "Private enterprises are not more efficient if they focus mainly on paying lower wages and IMPOSE PRECARIOUS WORKING CONDITIONS…"

    https://wingsoverscotland.com/the-prophecies/
LaraBarnett
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:48
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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