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The Role of Labour Standards in DevelopmentFrom theory to sustainable practice?$
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Tonia Novitz and David Mangan

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264911

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264911.001.0001

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An introduction to the role of labour standards in development* **

An introduction to the role of labour standards in development* **

From theory to sustainable practice?

(p.1) An introduction to the role of labour standards in development* **
The Role of Labour Standards in Development

Tonia Novitz

David Mangan

British Academy

This volume aims to generate debate beyond the scope of previous literature relating to the justificatory basis of labour standards, so as to consider alternative ways of understanding their function. In so doing, it considers what this means for the governance of labour markets, whether at local, national, regional, or international levels. It also challenges mainstream assumptions relating to ‘sustainable development’. This introductory chapter first discusses the links between labour standards and development. An overview of the subsequent chapters is then presented.

Keywords:   labour standards, labour markets, sustainable development

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