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Globalization and Labor Conditions

Robert J. Flanagan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306002
eISBN:
9780199783564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306007.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This book explains how the three main mechanisms of globalization — international trade, international migration, and international capital flows — alter working conditions (particularly wages, work ... More


Trade and Labor Conditions

Robert J. Flanagan

in Globalization and Labor Conditions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306002
eISBN:
9780199783564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306007.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines the effect of international trade on labor conditions around the world. Evidence developed in the chapter shows that open trade policies improve working conditions by raising ... More


Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

Robert J. Flanagan

in Globalization and Labor Conditions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306002
eISBN:
9780199783564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306007.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This final chapter summarizes the findings of the earlier analyses of the impact of globalization on labor conditions and considers the principles that should inform future policies to improve labor ... More


The Regulation of Labour Standards/Rights in Supplier Countries: The Role of Firms, Nation States, and International Organizations

Christel Lane and Jocelyn Probert

in National Capitalisms, Global Production Networks: Fashioning the Value Chain in the UK, US, and Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199214815
eISBN:
9780191721779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214815.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter starts by examining the labour standards and rights which exist in low-wage supplier countries and the role played by national institutions — particularly the state and unions, but also ... More


Workers’ Rights: Constitutional Protections Where (and When) We Would Least Expect Them

Emily Zackin

in Looking for Rights in All the Wrong Places: Why State Constitutions Contain America's Positive Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155777
eISBN:
9781400846276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155777.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines the campaigns to add labor rights to state constitutions. The quintessential arguments about America's exceptional liberalism and its uniquely negative-rights culture have ... More


Blame it on the WTO?: A Human Rights Critique

Sarah Joseph

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199565894
eISBN:
9780191728693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565894.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is often accused of, at best, not paying enough attention to human rights or, at worst, facilitating and perpetuating human rights abuses. This book weighs these ... More


Human Rights, Labor Rights, and Trade Policy

Kent Jones

in Who's Afraid of the WTO?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195166163
eISBN:
9780199849819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166163.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter offers a review of human rights and labor rights and the possible roles of trade and trade policy in promoting them. It concluded that the WTO has neither the design, the capacity, nor ... More


Arguing for Human Rights: Labor Rights as Human Rights

Mathias Risse

in On Global Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142692
eISBN:
9781400845507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142692.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines whether labor rights are human rights. Labor rights appear in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and are covered by the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and ... More


Corporate social responsibility*: Its potential and its limits for labour participation

Charlotte Villiers

in The Role of Labour Standards in Development: From theory to sustainable practice?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264911
eISBN:
9780191754098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264911.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The potential role of corporations through their corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities in sustainable development is significant for workers and trade unions because sustainable ... More


Looking for Rights in All the Wrong Places

Emily Zackin

in Looking for Rights in All the Wrong Places: Why State Constitutions Contain America's Positive Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155777
eISBN:
9781400846276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155777.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book examines the nature and political origins of America's positive constitutional rights. It is widely assumed that constitutional rights in the United States protect people from government ... More


The Lion's Den at Foggy Bottom: Act I: The Seiple Years (1998–2000)

Thomas F. Farr

in World of Faith and Freedom: Why International Religious Liberty Is Vital to American National Security

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195179958
eISBN:
9780199869749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179958.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Robert Seiple, a Republican evangelical, was chosen by President William Clinton to lead his administration's religious freedom initiative. Initially the administration hoped that Seiple's ... More


Conclusion

Emily Zackin

in Looking for Rights in All the Wrong Places: Why State Constitutions Contain America's Positive Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155777
eISBN:
9781400846276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155777.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This concluding chapter clarifies that the book has refuted the claim that positive rights are outside the American constitutional tradition by investigating the various campaigns to add education ... More


Theories of Rights as Justifications for Labour Law

Hugh Collins

in The Idea of Labour Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199693610
eISBN:
9780191729744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693610.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Philosophy of Law

The chapter assesses whether two kinds of theories of fundamental rights, namely the natural law tradition underlying the international protection of human rights and the liberal political tradition ... More


Labours Old and New: The Parliamentary Right of the British Labour Party 1970-79 and the Roots of New Labour

Stephen Meredith

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073229
eISBN:
9781781701508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073229.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This study is concerned with the ‘Old’ Labour right at a critical juncture of social democratic and Labour politics. It attempts to explain the complex transition from so-called ‘Old Right’ to ‘New ... More


Defining Positive Rights

Emily Zackin

in Looking for Rights in All the Wrong Places: Why State Constitutions Contain America's Positive Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155777
eISBN:
9781400846276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155777.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter provides a definition of rights and describes the distinction between the categories of positive and negative rights. It first examines the rights movements' campaigns to add education, ... More


Constitutionalizing Labour Rights in Europe

Judy Fudge

in The Legal Protection of Human Rights: Sceptical Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606078
eISBN:
9780191729720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606078.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

By looking at a few recent cases decided by the Supreme Court of Canada (Health Services and Support-Facilities Subsector Bargaining Association v. British Columbia 2007), by the European Court of ... More


Labour Rights as Human Rights

Philip Alston (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199281060
eISBN:
9780191700156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281060.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Are efforts to protect workers' rights compatible with the forces of globalization? How can minimum standards designed to protect labour rights be implemented in a world in which national labour law ... More


Labour Rights as Human Rights: The Not So Happy State of the Art

Philip Alston

in Labour Rights as Human Rights

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199281060
eISBN:
9780191700156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281060.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The main concern of this chapter is with the institutional arrangements by which effect can be given to labour rights, whether at the national or international level. Most of the chapters in this ... More


Should the EU Have the Power to Set Minimum Standards for Collective Labour Rights in the Member States?

A. C. L. Davies

in Labour Rights as Human Rights

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199281060
eISBN:
9780191700156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281060.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter argues that European Union (EU) law is heavily dependent on the effective protection of collective labour rights in the member states. Where that protection falls short, both the ... More


Introduction

Stephen Meredith

in Labours Old and New: The Parliamentary Right of the British Labour Party 1970-79 and the Roots of New Labour

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073229
eISBN:
9781781701508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073229.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book adopts a methodology that attempts to disaggregate conventional interpretations of a monolithic and homogeneous Labour right or revisionist leadership tendency. It concentrates on the ... More


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