TITLE

'THE GREAT CHARTER FOR THE LIBERTY OF THE WORKINGMAN': LABOUR, LIBERALS AND THE CREATION OF THE ILO

AUTHOR(S)
Ruotsila, Markku
PUB. DATE
April 2002
SOURCE
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Apr2002, Vol. 67 Issue 1, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article explores the interaction of Anglophone labour and liberals in the process which led to the creation of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in 1919, the first international attempt to legislate sociopolitical and economic standards central to the agendas of both movements. It charts the dynamics between collectivist, mostly British, and voluntarist, mostly American, conceptions of international labour legislation, and analyses the ways in which a mean was forged between these at the Versailles peace conference. The interpenetration ofcollectivist and volantarist strands is the main focus of the article. It suggests that such interpenetration amounted to a merging of efforts that can be used to explain both the final organisational structure of the ILO and the fact that the organisation was created at all.
ACCESSION #
9381149

 

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