Core Labour Standards under the Administration of George W. Bush
Candland, Christopher, International Labour Review
Outside of the International Labour Organization, the United States uses two main channels to promote labour standards internationally: bilateral or regional trade agreements and "labour diplomacy". Examining developments in these areas between 2001 and 2008, the author argues that the Bush Administration weakened the United States' capacity to uphold internationally recognized core labour standards. Although it concluded an unprecedented number of free trade agreements, their labour clauses are largely devoid of meaningful enforcement mechanisms - suggesting a closer connection with general foreign policy objectives than with concern for workers' rights. Furthermore, …
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Publication information: Article title: Core Labour Standards under the Administration of George W. Bush. Contributors: Candland, Christopher - Author. Journal title: International Labour Review. Volume: 148. Issue: 1/2 Publication date: June 2009. Page number: 169+. © 2008 Blackwell Publishers Ltd. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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