Globalizing social rights. The ILO and beyond, ed. by Sandrine Kott, Joëlle Droux, London: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2013.

Focusing on the ILO, this volume explores its role as creator of international social networks and facilitator of exchange between various national and international actors since its establishment in 1919. It emphasizes the role played by the ILO in the international circulation of ideas, expertise and practices that foster the emergence and shaping of international social models, and examines the impact of its methods and models on national and local societies. By analysing the case of the ILO, the authors rethink the influence of international organizations in the shaping of the contemporary world and the emergence of a global civil society.
This collection brings together a variety of new scholarship by a group of highly qualified and internationally renowned scholars and supplemented by a set of young researchers entering the field of global history and the history of international organizations.

Table of contents

Introduction: S.Kott & J.Droux

PART I: TRANSNATIONAL NETWORKS AND MILIEUS AROUND THE ILO
Social and Political Networks and the Creation of the ILO: The Role of British Actors; O.Hidalgo-Weber
The ILO and Other International Actors in 20th Century Accident Insurance in Switzerland and Germany; M.Lengwiler
The International Labour Organisation, Feminists and Expert Networks: the Challenges of a Protective Policy (1919-1934); N.Natchkova & C.Schoeni

PART II: THE ILO AND THE PRODUCTION OF SOCIAL STANDARDS
Modern Unemployment: from the Creation of the Concept to the International Labour Office's First Standards; I.Liebeskind-Sauthier ILO Expertise and Colonial Violence in the Interwar Years; J.P.Daughton
The Contribution of the ILO to the Formation of the Public International Cooperative Law; H.Henrÿ
The ILO and the International Technocratic Class, 1944-1966; J.Guthrie

PART III: THE ILO AND NATIONAL SPACES: FROM SOCIAL NORMS TO SOCIAL RIGHTS
Global Corporatism after World War I: The Indian Case; M.Herren
Dictatorship and International Organizations: The ILO as a 'test ground' for Fascism; S.Gallo
US New Deal Social Policy Experts and the ILO, 1948-1954; J.Jensen
Industrial States and Transnational Exchanges of Social Policies. Belgium and the ILO in the Interwar Period; J.Van Daele
The ILO as a Forum for Developing and Demonstrating a Nordic Model; P.Kettunen

PART IV: COMPETING SOCIAL MODELS: THE ILO AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL BODIES
What's in a Living Standard? Bringing Society and Economy together in the ILO and the League of Nation's Depression Delegation, 1938-1945; P.Clavin
Developing Nutritional Standards and Food Policy: Latin American Reformers between the ILO, the League of Nations Health Organization, and the Pan-American Sanitary Bureau; C.Pernet
From Inter-Agency Concurrences to Transnational Collaborations: The ILO Contribution to Child Welfare Issues during the Interwar Years; J.Droux
Pension Privatization: The Transnational Campaign; M.Orenstein
The Embattled Standard-bearer of Social Insurance and its Challenger: the ILO, the OECD, and the Crisis of the Welfare State (1975-1985); M.Leimgruber