Labour Standards in the Generalized Systems of Preferences of the European Union and the United States

European Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 349-370, 2000

22 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2006 Last revised: 30 Oct 2013

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George Tsogas

University of Buckingham; Humanistic Management Network; Gnosis Management Cosultants

Date Written: January 1, 2000

Abstract

This article introduces an analytical framework for the study of labour standards in trade and compares and contrasts the approaches of the United States and the European Union in introducing a social clause in their Generalized Systems of Preferences. It explores the distinctive characteristics of the two approaches, assesses their industrial relations outcomes and proposes a set of policy guidelines.

Keywords: Labour Standards, Generalized System of Preferences, USA, European Union

JEL Classification: J50, J59, L59, N30, O19

Suggested Citation

Tsogas, George, Labour Standards in the Generalized Systems of Preferences of the European Union and the United States (January 1, 2000). European Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 349-370, 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=931652

George Tsogas (Contact Author)

University of Buckingham ( email )

Hunter Street
Buckingham MK18 1EG
United Kingdom

Humanistic Management Network ( email )

St. Gallen
Switzerland

Gnosis Management Cosultants ( email )

United Kingdom

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