Ind. J. Labour Econ. (2016) 59:467–470 https://doi.org/10.1007/s41027-017-0060-9 BOOK REVIEW Axel Marx, Jan Wouters, Glenn Rayp and Laura Beke (eds.): Global governance of labour rights: assessing the effectiveness of transnational public and private policy initiatives Edward Elgar Publishing, London, 2015, 352 pp, £90 (HB) S. Krishnakumar Published online: 7 August 2017 Indian Society of Labour Economics 2017 This edited book comes at an opportune time, when in the context of growing internationalisation of production through the global value chains, the steps towards ﬁxing responsibility for the violation of labour rights are being deliberated upon in the policy sphere. Increasingly, labour clauses are being incorporated in the texts of mega-regional trading agreements, such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the likes. Given the steep rise in the global value chain participation rate of different countries, and the growing disintegration of production and integration of trade in the global economy, there has been a call towards strengthening governance institutions at the global level. The contributions in this edited volume focus on various issues, which pertain to the global governance of labour rights. In their article, Marx, Soares and Van Acker assess how rights to freedom of association and collective
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