Globalization And Labor Standards
Katherine Van Wezel Stone
Professor of Law
Cornell Law School
Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations
LINKS to Related Projects

  • NEW!!!The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Informal Economy Resource Database

    The Informal Economy Resource Database contains a myriad of ILO activities, research or tools directly or indirectly related to the informal economy and decent work. This source is a "living" and dynamic inventory of information on labour issues relating to the informal economy, such as access to finance, data and statistics, employment, gender equality, policy, rights, social protection and working conditions. It is a valuable tool for anyone undertaking research or working on labour issues and the informal economy.

  • Asian Law Center

    The Asian Law Centre, an initiative of the University of Melbourne Law School, devoted to the development of understanding of Asian law, offers an extensive bibliography of Asian labor law articles and reports.

  • Centre for Employment and Labour Relations

    The Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law is a research and teaching center devoted to the development of an understanding of labor law based at the University of Melbourne. Their website provides detailed information about the centre, advisory boards, activities, events & seminars, research and centre publications. There is also an extensive list of links available that may be of interest to labor law scholars and practitioners.

    The Corporate Governance and Workplace Partnerships project is run by the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law, together with the Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation of the University of Melbourne Law School. More information about the research conducted, as well as other publications and events, can be found at:

  • ETUI Labourline

    ETUI Labourline is a database of European labor information resources covering European, international and comparative aspects of industrial relations and health and safety issues, developed by the Documentation Centres of the European Trade Union Institute and the European Trade Union Institute for Health and Safety (Brussels). The consolidated bibliographic database contains more than 20,000 references to documents focusing on industrial relations, and more than 15,000 references to documents on health and safety issues.

  • Globalization Bulletin

    The Globalization Bulletin is a weekly e-newsletter providing linked access to the latest articles, research, and web resources on a range of global labor issues—ranging from union organizing and labor markets to immigrations and trade agreements. The Bulletin is produced by the Globalization Task Force of the New Jersey Division of the United Nations Association-USA and the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University. To subscribe, email David Bensman at

  • Labor and Global Change Database

    The Labor and Global Change Database provides bibliographies, citation information and (where available) web links to the full text of research exploring connections between labor and globalization. The database aims to provide researchers with an easy means to make the results of their work widely available to other scholars and the interested public. The database is run by and continually updated by the Labor and Global Change Program of the University of Michigan.

  • LabourWeb

    The Labour Web is a comprehensive documentation center for information about European labor law, social law, industrial relations and the welfare state. It contains up-to-date versions of European Union law, directives, pending directives, EU news, press releases, economic statistics and decisions of the European Court of Justice. It also contains a Working Papers series and subject matter reports (dossiers) on issues concerning European integration. The site also provides links to other websites that contain working papers, statistical reports, and other information about social, economic and industrial relations affairs in the European context. It is run by the Massimo D’Antona Centre for the Study of European Labour Law, at the Faculty of Law of the University of Catania.

  • The Marco Biagi Centre for International and Comparative Studies

    The Marco Biagi Centre for International and Comparative Studies at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, functions as policy resource center on comparative labor issues. Besides publishing books and law journals, the Center provides a clearinghouse of international law journals, including the International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations. Currently only in Italian, the Center’s website will soon offer an English version.

  • Trade Unions and Labor Relations Database

    The database, produced by the Institute of Labor Relations of the Otto-Suhr-Institute of the Freie University of Berlin, contains almost 7,000 citations of books, articles, working papers, brochures, proceedings etc. The bulk of the citations address aspects of labor relations in Germany, but there is a substantial body of literature in the database covering the EU and Eastern Europe.

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