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Development, Security and Unending War: Governing the World of Peoples

Development, Security and Unending War: Governing the World of Peoples Book Reviews 1557 Ruız examines the case of Latin America with regard to frameworks of labour law and regulation, and particularly their recent reform (and its impact). She notes that the intended purpose of the reforms has varied – including the reinforcement of public liberties, increasing of the flexibility of labour relations and the promotion of employment. Meanwhile, improvements in the field of collective labour relations may have been offset in some cases by the decentralisation of negotiations. Overall, it is difficult to evaluate the impact of reforms – largely due to the incomplete or delayed application of new regulations. One practical point about reading this book concerns the chapter endnotes. In some cases, there are large numbers of these; and sometimes they are also quite lengthy, suggesting that they belong within the main body of text. The use of footnotes instead would have given practical assistance to the process of smooth reading. Taken as a whole, the book demonstrates that labour market regulation and institutions have a valuable role to perform, in developing countries as well as established advanced economies. However, it also shows up some of the variations across countries, and emphasises the importance of the fact http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Development Studies Taylor & Francis

Development, Security and Unending War: Governing the World of Peoples

Journal of Development Studies , Volume 44 (10): 2 – Nov 1, 2008
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Taylor & Francis
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1743-9140
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0022-0388
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10.1080/00220380802496067
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Book Reviews 1557 Ruız examines the case of Latin America with regard to frameworks of labour law and regulation, and particularly their recent reform (and its impact). She notes that the intended purpose of the reforms has varied – including the reinforcement of public liberties, increasing of the flexibility of labour relations and the promotion of employment. Meanwhile, improvements in the field of collective labour relations may have been offset in some cases by the decentralisation of negotiations. Overall, it is difficult to evaluate the impact of reforms – largely due to the incomplete or delayed application of new regulations. One practical point about reading this book concerns the chapter endnotes. In some cases, there are large numbers of these; and sometimes they are also quite lengthy, suggesting that they belong within the main body of text. The use of footnotes instead would have given practical assistance to the process of smooth reading. Taken as a whole, the book demonstrates that labour market regulation and institutions have a valuable role to perform, in developing countries as well as established advanced economies. However, it also shows up some of the variations across countries, and emphasises the importance of the fact

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Journal of Development StudiesTaylor & Francis

Published: Nov 1, 2008

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