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dc.contributor.authorBraun, Rainer*
dc.contributor.authorGearhart, Judy*
dc.contributor.editorEade, Deborahen
dc.contributor.editorLeather, Alanen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T09:55:17Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T09:55:17Zen
dc.date.issued2004-02-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/0961452032000170758en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/130676en
dc.descriptionThe debate over workplace codes of conduct has created tensions between trade unions and human rights NGOs. These tensions result from the inherent structural differences between interest-driven trade unions and ideals-driven human rights NGOs. The differences play themselves out in how these actors pursue social justice in a globalised economy. Human rights NGOs tend to see codes of conduct as a method to prevent violations, akin to their traditional work on legal reform and human rights monitoring. Trade unions assess codes for their potential to help empower workers, especially to help ensure freedom of association, which will lead to the realisation of participatory rights. In our understanding of human rights as a means of empowerment for vulnerable groups, we argue that the trade union perspective on human rights is a good long-term approach. Short-term successes, such as improving working conditions through outside patronage, seem useful only to the extent they serve this long-term goal.en
dc.format.extent14en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/who-should-code-your-conduct-trade-union-and-ngo-differences-in-the-fight-for-w-130676
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.subjectRights
dc.subjectTrade
dc.titleWho should code your conduct? Trade union and NGO differences in the fight for workers' rightsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordTrade policy
prism.issuenameDevelopment NGOs and Labor Unions: Terms of engagementen
prism.number1 & 2en
prism.volume14en
dc.year.issuedate2004en
dc.year.issuedate2004en


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