The ILO from Geneva to the Pacific Rim: West Meets East (International Labour Organization)

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The explosive rise of export manufacturing in East Asia, and the continuing importance of Central America and Mexico in this regard, has shifted the center of gravity of world manufacturing from the North Atlantic to the Pacific Rim. Despite much discussion about the emergence of a postindustrial economy, more people labor on an assembly line today than at any other moment in world history. The establishment of a set of humane, uniform, and enforceable labor standards for these tens of millions of workers who reside in nations bordering the Pacific, therefore, stands high on the global labor rights agenda. This volume of original essays considers how the International Labor Organization has helped generate a set of ideas and practices, past and present, transnational and within a single nation, aimed at advancing social and economic reform in this vast region.

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The explosive rise of export manufacturing in East Asia and the continuing importance of Central America and Mexico in this regard have shifted the center of gravity of world manufacturing from the North Atlantic to the Pacific Rim. This volume of original essays considers how the International Labour Organization has helped generate a set of ideas and practices, past and present, transnational and within a single nation, aimed at advancing social and economic reform in this vast region.

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Jill Jensen is visiting assistant professor in labor studies at the Pennsylvania State University and assistant director of the Center for Global Workers' Rights. Her research focuses on the history of U.S. relations with the International Labor Organization and the ILO's efforts to formulate and monitor global labor standards.

Nelson Lichtenstein is MacArthur Foundation Professor in History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His publications include The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business and State of the Union: A Century of American Labor.

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