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International Labour Organization (ILO) Century Series

The ILO from Geneva to the Pacific Rim

West Meets East

Editors: Lichtenstein, Nelson, Jensen, Jill M (Eds.)

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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.

About the authors

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.

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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
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

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Jensen, Jill M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • A Sea of Difference: The ILO and the Search for Common Standards, 1919–45

    Fink, Leon

    Pages 15-32

  • The ILO, Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region: New Solidarities or Internationalism in the National Interest?

    Lake, Marilyn

    Pages 33-54

  • Japan and the 1919 ILO Debates over Rights, Representation and Global Labour Standards

    Cobble, Dorothy Sue

    Pages 55-79

  • Negotiating a World Trade and Employment Charter: The United States, the ILO and the Collapse of the ITO Ideal

    Jensen, Jill M.

    Pages 83-109

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-57090-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55473-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The ILO from Geneva to the Pacific Rim
Book Subtitle
West Meets East
Editors
  • Nelson Lichtenstein
  • Jill M Jensen
Series Title
International Labour Organization (ILO) Century Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57090-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137570901
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55473-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 318
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