By Guy Fiti Sinclair
This ebook examines the impact of overseas corporations (IOs) because the First global warfare, and explores how they've got acted on behalf of - and rather than - states within the foreign enviornment. The foreign Labour association, the United countries, and the area financial institution are tested in-depth.
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44 Mitchell Dean, ‘Putting the Technological into Government’ (1996) 9 Hist Hum Sci 47, 55; Tania Murray Li, ‘Practices of Assemblage and Community Forest Management’ (2007) 36 Econ and Soc 263. 45 Michel Foucault, Power/Knowledge (Colin Gordon ed, Harvester Press 1980) 51–52. 12 12 Introduction it can be, and often is, used as an instrument of domination. 47 But law does not simply mystify and apologize for power: it also offers a language and provides occasions for contestation and resistance.
3 A similar emphasis on the origins of ILO technical assistance in the post-World War II period appears in other histories of the organization, including recent works. EA Landy, The Effectiveness of International Supervision (Stevens & Sons 1966); GA Johnston, The International Labour Organisation (Europa 1970); Luis Rodríguez-Piñero, Indigenous Peoples, Postcolonialism, and International Law: The ILO Regime (1919–1989) (OUP 2005); Daniel Maul, Human Rights, Development and Decolonization (Palgrave Macmillan 2012).
Legal meaning is plural and contradictory, both in how it is understood and represented within specific institutions, and in the interplay between diverse social actors as they struggle over its application. 48 Indeed, the sustained legitimacy of international law depends to a significant extent on its continued appearance of openness and contestability. Analyzing the place(s) of international law in IO expansion requires careful inquiry along multiple lines, with due attention to the ambivalences, singularities, and contradictory tendencies inherent in particular instances.