International Labour Organization (ILO): Coming in from the Cold

1st Edition

Steve Hughes, Nigel Haworth

Routledge
Published November 9, 2010
Reference - 124 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415353830 - CAT# RU50723
Series: Global Institutions

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Summary

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is broadening its agenda and carving out a role as a key player in global economic policy-making, and this volume provides a succinct and comprehensive guide to this important organization.

 

By charting the history and development of the ILO and examining its key functions and structure the authors offer a clear and detailed account of its work, and provide an important discussion of the current criticisms and debates that surround the organization. The work moves on to discuss the position that the ILO takes in our understanding of global governance and seeks to evaluate the impact of emerging issues such as the global economic crisis, and critically examines the future direction of the organization.

 

This fresh and accessible account of the International Labour Organization provides an excellent understanding of its purpose and structure and will be of interest to all students of international politics, international organizations and international political economy.

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