The ILO from Geneva to the Pacific Rim: West Meets East

The ILO from Geneva to the Pacific Rim: West Meets East

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The ILO from Geneva to the Pacific Rim: West Meets East by Nelson Lichtenstein

This volume of original essays considers how the International Labour Organization has helped generate a set of ideas and practices, past and present, transnational and within a single nation, aimed at advancing social and economic reform in the Pacific Rim.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137554734
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/23/2016
Series: International Labour Organization (ILO) Century Series
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Jill Jensen is Visiting Assistant Professor in labour studies at the Pennsylvania State University, USA, and Assistant Director of the Center for Global Workers' Rights. Her research focuses on the history of U.S. relations with the International Labour Organization and the ILO's efforts to formulate and monitor global labour standards.

Nelson Lichtenstein is MacArthur Foundation Professor in History at the University of California in Santa Barbara, USA. His publications include The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business and State of the Union: A Century of American Labor.

Table of Contents

1. A Sea of Difference: The International Labor Organization and the Search for Common Standards, 1919-1950; Leon Fink
2. The ILO, Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region: New Solidarities or Internationalism in the National Interest?; Marilyn Lake
3. Japan and the 1919 ILO Debates: Over Rights, Representation, and Global Labor Standards; Dorothy Sue Cobble
4. Negotiating a World Trade and Employment Charter: The US, the ILO, and the Collapse of the ITO Ideal; Jill Jensen
5. The ILO, Asia and the Beginnings of Technical Assistance, 1945-1960; Daniel R. Maul
6. Difference's Other: The ILO and 'Women in Developing Countries; Eileen Boris
7. Homeworker's Organizing for Recognition and Rights: Can International Standards Assist Them?; Annie Delaney, Jane Tate and Rosaria Burchielli
8. The Global Domestic: Mapping 'Decent Work' in International Dialogues; Jennifer N. Fish and Jennifer L. Turner
9. The Limits of Human Rights for Labor Rights: A Retrospective Look at the Case of Chile; César F. Rosado Marzán
10. Legal Protection of the Right to Old-Age Insurance for Migrant Workers from Rural Areas in China; Changzheng Zhou
11. Freedom of Association: A Comparison of China and US Approaches to International Labour Organization Standards; Clifford B. Donn and Minghua Zhao
12. The ILO and the Corporate Social Responsibility Regime in East and South Asia; Nelson Lichtenstein

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In this collection a stellar group of scholars examines the history and contemporary politics of the International Labour Organization. The articles provide a sweeping exploration of the rich potential of the ILO, and its fallibility, as well as the plight of the world's laborers. The ILO from Geneva to the Pacific Rim should be required reading for anyone seeking to understand the modern global economy.' - Julie Greene, University of Maryland, USA

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