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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
Price: £295.00

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Global Governance and Democracy: A Multidisciplinary Analysis

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Edited by: Jan Wouters, Antoon Braekman, Matthias Lievens, Emilie Becault

ISBN13: 9781781952610
Published: September 2015
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £80.00



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Stories and images of collapsed factories, burned down sweatshops, imprisoned migrant workers, child workers and many other violations of internationally recognized labor rights continue to spread across the globe. This highly topical book examines the different instruments which are intended to protect labor rights on a transnational scale, and asks whether they make a difference.

With perspectives from law, management, sociology, political science and political economy, the topics discussed include the protection of international labor rights in a globalizing economy, the EU’s social dimension in its external trade relations, Asian and US perspectives on labor rights in international trade agreements, the role of (trade) unions in global labor governance and the transformative capacity of private labor governance regimes.

Academics and advanced students from different disciplines will benefit from the up-to-date empirical material in this study. Policy-makers, NGOs and Unions will find the discussions of the instruments used to protect labor rights of great value to their work.

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Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
1. Protecting Labour Rights in a Globalizing World: An Introduction
Axel Marx, Jan Wouters, Laura Beke and Glenn Rayp
2. The Protection of International Labour Rights. A Longitudinal Analysis of the Protection of the Rights of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining over 30 years in 73 countries
Axel Marx, Jadir Soares and Wouter Van Acker
3. The EU’s Social Dimension and its External Trade Relations
Samantha Velluti
4. Divided We Stand: The European Parliament’s Position on Social Trade in the Post-Lisbon Era
Lore Van den Putte
5. Asian and US Perspectives on Labor Rights under International Trade Agreements Compared
Ronald C. Brown
6. EU Economic Governance and Labour Rights: Diversity and Coherence in EU, Council of Europe and ILO Instruments
Frank Hendrickx and Pieter Pecinovsky
7. Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining Power in Global Labor Governance
Sigrid Koch-Baumgarten and Melanie Kryst
8. The Rapprochement of ILO Standards and CSR Mechanisms: Towards a Positive Understanding of the ‘Privatization’ of International Labour Standards
Ruben Zandvliet and Paul van der Heijden
9. Between the Dragon’s Gift and its Claws: China in Africa and the (Un)Civil Fostering of ILO’s Decent Work Agenda
Abdul-Gafar ‘Tobi’ Oshodi
10. On the Transformative Capacity of Private Fair Labour Arrangements
Ceren Pedekmir, Pieter Glasbergen and Ron Cörvers
11. Compliance Opportunities and the Effectiveness of Private Voluntary Standard Setting – Lessons from the Global Banana Industry
Dennis Klink
12. Promoting Global Labour Rights Through Complementary Capacities – The ‘Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh
Juliane Reinecke and Jimmy Donaghey
13. The International Labour Organization, Multinational Enterprises, and Shifting Conceptions of Responsibility in the Global Economy
Yossi Dahan, Hanna Lerner and Faina Milman-Sivan
14. Conclusion: Which Way to Enforcement?
Glenn Rayp, Axel Marx and Jan Wouters

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