International trade and labor issues: Linkages and tensions in a globalizing economy.

Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Political Science

First Advisor

Lanoszka, Anna,


Political Science, International Law and Relations.



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This thesis has been inspired by the current attempts to formally link international labor and trade systems. It explores the relationship that exists between these systems and how it has been affected by the globalization of economy and legalization of global affairs. The major focus of this study is to show the tensions that accompany the attempts to bring international labor and trade systems into closer cooperation. Especially the divisions between the developed and developing countries are examined. This study looks at these issues from the liberal perspective. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the trade and labor systems exploring their structures, major objectives and principles. It looks at the documents, reports and conference materials to find the provisions and stances that regard the linkages between labor and trade. Also, an overview of relevant literature is offered to show major concepts there presented. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of History, Philosophy, and Political Science. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2004 .M55. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 43-03, page: 0729. Adviser: Anna Lanoszka. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2004.