Hollington, Andrea, Salverda, Tijo, Schneider, Nina and Tappe, Oliver, eds. (2018). ‘Decent Work’ – Historical and Cultural Varieties. Köln: Global South Studies Center Cologne.

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Past ideas and present experiences concerning acceptable forms of work are broad and varied. Opposition to slavery, child labour, and long work days vividly illustrate how formerly acceptable notions of labour have changed over time and across cultures, even if none of these forms have been totally abolished. In 1999, in response to the persistence of coercive working conditions around the world, the International Labour Organization (ILO) linked its main institutional goals to a specific definition of ‘decent work’. Though the ILO definition is heavily employed in many political and media debates, the ways in which people define ‘decent’ work vary across societies, and have also changed throughout history.

Item Type: Book, conference item or legal commentary
EditorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Hollington, Andreaandrea.hollington@yahoo.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Salverda, Tijotijo@tijosalverda.nlUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schneider, Ninanina.schneider@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Tappe, Oliverotappe@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
UNSPECIFIEDSteffny, Annetteannette.steffny@uni-koeln.de
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-118609
Series Name at the University of Cologne: Voices from around the world
Volume: 2/2018
Number of Pages: 39
Date: 20 November 2018
Publisher: Global South Studies Center Cologne
Place of Publication: Köln
Language: English
Faculty: Central Institutions / Interdisciplinary Research Centers
Divisions: Global South Studies Center
Subjects: Generalities, Science
News media, journalism, publishing
Social sciences
Political science
Customs, etiquette, folklore
Language, Linguistics
Other languages
Geography and history
Geography and travel
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Labour, Work, inequalityEnglish
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/11860


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