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The International Labour Organization

100 Years of Global Social Policy


    68,95 € / $79.99 / £62.50*

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    September 2019
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    Aims and Scope

    The book will be the first comprehensive account of the International Labour Organization’s (100 year-long) history and fill a gap in the history both international organizations and international social policy. (220 pages)

    At the heart of the book project is the concept of Global Social Policy. On the most general level Global Social Policy contains all practices and discourses related to social policy issues in an international perspective. It relates to social policy in the more narrow sense of the word while at the same time stretching out to areas like development policy and world trade, international migration and human rights policies.

    The project starts from the observation that states and civil society groups have long been taking a keen interest in social policy across national borders as points of reference while matters of poverty, social justice, the distribution of wealth and social mobility in other parts of the world have aroused continuous interest for a variety of reasons, ranging from humanitarian to ideological, geo-political or economic motives.

    The Centenary publication shows the ILO at the core of these debates, as a forum and an actor in the area of Global Social Policy. It opens a perspective on the manifold ways the ILO over a hundred years sought to structure these debates and render - through standard setting as well as a myriad of other activities - practical contributions for the world of work and the area of social policy at large.


    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    Approx. 230 pages
    16 Fig.
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    Daniel Maul, University of Oslo

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