Why Do States Commit to International Labor Standards? The Importance of 'Rivalry' and 'Friendship'

@inproceedings{Baccini2012WhyDS,
  title={Why Do States Commit to International Labor Standards? The Importance of 'Rivalry' and 'Friendship'},
  author={Leonardo Baccini and Mathias Koenig-Archibugi},
  year={2012}
}
Ratifying conventions adopted by the International Labor Organization creates legal obligations to improve labor standards in the domestic economy. Why and when do states choose to ratify them? Two influential theoretical approaches lead to the expectation that states are influenced by the ratification behavior of other states. Drawing on rationalist institutionalism, we expect states to use institutions such as the ILO to improve or consolidate their preferred standards domestically while… CONTINUE READING

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