Social and Labour Rights in a Global Context
International and Comparative Perspectives
Edited by Bob Hepple
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Social and Labour Rights in a Global Context by Bob Hepple
Book DescriptionThe active pursuit of social and labour rights is seen as a crucial response to globalization. These essays, written by leading scholars from the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the USA, question the effectiveness of the rhetoric of rights such as those to decent work and security, equal opportunity, adequate food and housing, and healthcare. The authors examine emerging approaches in several European countries, Japan, and the USA and in codes of practice of multinational companies. Attempts by the International Labour Organization to promote core rights and decent work, and techniques of enforcement at regional level by the EU and NAFTA receive special attention.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521047326
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Bob Hepple
BOB HEPPLE QC is Master of Clare College and Emeritus Professor of Law in the University of Cambridge.
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