This work categorizes and comprehensively analyzes all of the practical aspects of international labour regulation for researchers and students of human resource management (HRM). It offers realistic policy guidelines for non-academic HRM practitioners, non governmental organizations (NGOs), trade unions and governments. The book focuses primarily upon the issues, organizations and individuals in the US that influence labour regulation - NAFTA, the US GSP programme, trade unions, activists and "grass roots" movements. Major attention is also given to corresponding European Union and International Labour Organisation issues, organizations and individuals.
Upon reviewing issues, organizations, and individuals involved in implementing world labor standards; the debate over the linkage of social clauses to international trade agreements (e.g., NAFTA and the European Union); and historical factors that have shaped the current global economic landscape (transnationalization of the activities of capital, deregulation of global finance, and the end of the Cold War), Tsogas (HR management, U. of Luton, UK) concludes that there is a legitimate niche for labor standards in the world trade arena. The author offers policy guidelines for HR managers, trade unions, and others charged with labor regulation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)