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Lerche, Jens (2012) 'Labour Regulations and Labour Standards in India: Decent Work?' Global Labour Journal, 3 (1). pp. 16-39.

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The article assesses the ILO decent work agenda in the Global South: its objectives and coherence, its impact on labour relations and conditions, and its overall policy direction in relation to alternative labour rights and welfare policy thinking. This is followed by a case study of the Indian version of the decent work agenda and the extent to which the ILO–India collaboration has influenced regulatory frameworks and labour relations. From this, wider lessons for both the ILO decent work agenda and for Indian labour relations are drawn: it is argued that the present emphasis on progress in social protection has inherent dangers as this is not likely to overcome underlying inequalities and form the basis for broader welfare coalitions, including for the political mobilisation of informal workers themselves.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: decent work, ILO, India, labour rights, social floor
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Development Studies
ISSN: 19186711
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2012 14:10

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