The editors’ substantive introduction and the specially commissioned chapters in the Handbook explore the emergence of transnational labour law as a field, along with its contested contours. The expansion of traditional legal methods, such as treaties, is juxtaposed with the proliferation of contemporary alternatives such as indicators, framework agreements and consumer-led initiatives. Key international and regional institutions are studied for their coverage of such classic topics as freedom of association, equality, and sectoral labour standard-setting, as well as for the space they provide for dialogue. The volume underscores transnational labour law’s capacity to build bridges, including on migration, climate change and development.
À l'épreuve de l'État
Author: Tania Régin, Serge Wolikow
Publisher: Editions Syllepse
La question des relations qu'entretiennent le syndicalisme et la politique s'avère particulièrement sensible en France et fait l'objet de débats récurrents. Or, cette focalisation sur le cas français tend à masquer l'ampleur et la complexité de l'objet syndical. Les domaines d'intervention des organisations syndicales embrassent la totalité des champs de la vie de la cité. C'est en permanence que le syndicalisme se trouve confronté à l'ensemble des institutions et des acteurs de la société. Il faut comprendre le syndicalisme comme un " fait social total " : c'est au travers de son mode d'organisation, de ses pratiques et de son idéologie qu'il convient de saisir sa dimension politique. À partir d'une mise en perspective historique et du développement des différents exemples européens, cet ouvrage établit une synthèse précieuse qui mêle passé et présent, s'intéressant aussi bien aux transformations de la relation parti/syndicat qu'aux aspects les plus contemporains de l'activité syndicale. Ainsi, la politique est-elle comprise dans son sens large : depuis la bataille pour la légalisation du droit syndical dans les pays d'Europe de l'Est jusqu'à la défense des services publics dans ceux de l'Ouest. Publiée sous l'égide de l'Université de Bourgogne et de l'Institut CGT d'histoire sociale, la série " Les syndicalismes en Europe " constitue une synthèse ambitieuse, pluridisciplinaire, sur des domaines encore peu investis. Chaque volume associe des recherches récentes de spécialistes universitaires et des témoignages de responsables syndicaux européens.
Includes, 1982-1995: Les Livres du mois, also published separately.
Explores some of the main ideas which the ILO has seized, developed and applied, examines their history and tells how they were pursued in different geographical and historical settings.
A serious introduction to the use of nonviolent action to topple dictatorships. Based on the author's study, over a period of forty years, on non-violent methods of demonstration, it was originally published in 1993 in Thailand for distribution among Burmese dissidents.
Demonstrates the importance of legal theory and the idea of the state in French political culture.
The Wilsonian Moment
Author: Erez Manela
Publisher: Oxford University Press
During the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, while key decisions were debated by the victorious Allied powers, a multitude of smaller nations and colonies held their breath, waiting to see how their fates would be decided. President Woodrow Wilson, in his Fourteen Points, had called for "a free, open-minded, and absolutely impartial adjustment of all colonial claims," giving equal weight would be given to the opinions of the colonized peoples and the colonial powers. Among those nations now paying close attention to Wilson's words and actions were the budding nationalist leaders of four disparate non-Western societies--Egypt, India, China, and Korea. That spring, Wilson's words would help ignite political upheavals in all four of these countries. This book is the first to place the 1919 Revolution in Egypt, the Rowlatt Satyagraha in India, the May Fourth movement in China, and the March First uprising in Korea in the context of a broader "Wilsonian moment" that challenged the existing international order. Using primary source material from America, Europe, and Asia, historian Erez Manela tells the story of how emerging nationalist movements appropriated Wilsonian language and adapted it to their own local culture and politics as they launched into action on the international stage. The rapid disintegration of the Wilsonian promise left a legacy of disillusionment and facilitated the spread of revisionist ideologies and movements in these societies; future leaders of Third World liberation movements--Mao Zedong, Ho Chi Minh, and Jawaharlal Nehru, among others--were profoundly shaped by their experiences at the time. The importance of the Paris Peace Conference and Wilson's influence on international affairs far from the battlefields of Europe cannot be underestimated. Now, for the first time, we can clearly see just how the events played out at Versailles sparked a wave of nationalism that is still resonating globally today.
Millions of human beings the world over survive in conditions of poverty and social exclusion, and this is unlikely to change in the years to come. This grave situation affects the whole of humanity, which cannot and must not shut its eyes to it. Social exclusion is spreading so much that it is becoming one of the keys to understanding the economic and social situation of the world today. This book attempts to deciper the concept of social exclusion. It aims to identify, analyse and measure exclusion and make it more visible. It also aims to provide a detailed overview of those involved and their initiatives.