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Defining Global Justice: The History of U.S. International Labor Standards Policy (Paperback)
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Defining Global Justice: The History of U.S. International Labor Standards Policy (Paperback)

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Paperback 328 Pages / Published: 30/11/2001
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This text covers the history of the USA's role in the International Labor Organization (ILO). It covers the challenge by the President of the American Political Science Association in 2000, who urged scholars to discover how ""well-structured institutions could enable the world to have a new birth of freedom"". Lorenz's study describes one model of a well-structured institution. His history of the US interaction with the ILO shows how some popular organizations, including organized labour, the women's movement, academics, the legal community, and religious institutions have been able to utilize the ILO structure to counter what the APSA president called ""self-serving elites and...their worst impulses"". These organizations succeeded repeatedly in introducing popular visions of social justice into global economic planning and the world economy. The text reveals why the USA, despite showing exceptional restraint in domestic social policy making, played a leading role in the pursuit of just international labour standards.

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
ISBN: 9780268025519
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 230 x 153 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
." . . An absorbing work on exegetical practices in late medieval literature. . . . Defining Acts is one of the most interesting investigations into exegetical politics in early English drama to be produced in many years."--Medium Aevum
"Nisse's discussions include much of value. [O]ne cannot but be grateful for her thoughts on the problems caused by men playing women's roles and Christians playing Jews and on the issues between governing and governed classes."--Choice
"Nisse's exceptional study of the political implications of interpretation both represented in, and occasioned by various dramatic enactments of religious texts offers a fascinating glimpse into not only the performance history of her dramatic texts, but also the interweaving of the great intellectual and cultural threads which produce the unique texture of the period."--Comitatus
"Defining Acts examines the ways that biblical and morality plays from later medieval England performed a 'vernacular theology' that addressed the social concerns of their diverse audiences. . . Her book explores the intersection of a religious-but not ecclesiastically controlled-drama with the multiple political and spiritual currents circulating during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries; these include Wycliffite theology, female and male mysticism, Franciscan ideals, and anti-Jewish exegesis."--Speculum
"In Defining Acts: Drama and the Politics of Interpretation in Late Medieval England we see the challenges and problems of theatrical exegesis played out in a theater of remarkable range and urgency. Ruth Nisse ably persuades in this thoughtful, illuminating book that, as her epigraph from Beckett's Endgame extolls, 'Ah the old questions, the old answers, there's nothing like them!' "--Studies in the Age of Chaucer

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