Ayusawa, Iwao Frederick. International Labor Legislation. Originally published: New York: Columbia University Press, 1920. 258 pp. Reprinted 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584774617. ISBN-10: 1584774614. Hardcover. New. $14.95 * A study of the history and progress of international labor agreements, treaties, conventions and congresses that resulted in labor legislation with international applicability or influence on international commercial practices by a Japanese scholar. Ayusawa begins with the origins of international labor legislation in the early nineteenth-century and concludes with an analysis of the 1919 Washington Conference. Important for its historical perspective, this study shows that the central issues of globalization debated today, such as the international community's right to demand changes in local labor practices, are the same ones that affected its first phase during the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Originally published as Volume XCI, Number 2 in Columbia's series Studies in History, Economics and Public Law.
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