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International Labour Regulation: What Have We Really Learnt So Far?

Tsogas, George (2009) International Labour Regulation: What Have We Really Learnt So Far? Relations industrielles/Industrial Relations, 64 (1). pp. 75-94. ISSN 0034-379X

Type of Research: Article
Creators: Tsogas, George
Description:

Can soft regulatory approaches and corporate social responsibility ever be substitute methods for pursuing meaningfully across the globe violations of labour standards? Our analysis shows the limits of country, government, and hard-law based international labour regulation, but also the ambiguities and challenges of soft labour regulation. We introduce an updated model of international labour regulation and create a conceptual framework for analyzing labour regulation. We provide some insights into how regulation has developed over the last decades and discuss some of the challenges it faces. Our assessment of the various regulatory regimes is based on the simple premise of whether they can provide a venue for workers’ rights violations to be redressed. We aim to provide a broad overview and an attempt at generalizing the findings and “lessons learnt” so far from an international and comparative industrial relations perspective.

Official Website: http://www.erudit.org/revue/ri/2009/v64/n1/029539ar.html
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: soft labour regulation, social clauses, codes of conduct, corporate social responsibility, international labour standards
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Département des relations industrielles de l'Université Laval
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Fashion
Date: 2009
Digital Object Identifier: 10.7202/029539ar
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2015 11:08
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 11:08
Item ID: 7779
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/7779

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