The ILO from Geneva to the Pacific Rim

West Meets East

  • Jill M. Jensen
  • Nelson Lichtenstein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Jill M. Jensen, Nelson Lichtenstein
      Pages 1-11
  3. Beyond Europe: The ILO Encounters the Pacific World

  4. The Dilemmas of Development

  5. The Human Rights Revolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Annie Delaney, Jane Tate, Rosaria Burchielli
      Pages 159-179
    3. Jennifer Fish, Jennifer Turner
      Pages 180-205
  6. Success and Failure in the New Asian Economy

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 297-318

About this book


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.


Labour standards labour law labour relations working conditions ILO social history Asia Pacific international organizations China history Japan law liberty nation organization organizations reform trade

Editors and affiliations

  • Jill M. Jensen
    • 1
  • Nelson Lichtenstein
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Labor and Employment RelationsPennsylvania State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages History
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57592-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-57090-1
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