Human Rights, Development and Decolonization

The International Labour Organization, 1940–70

  • Authors
  • Daniel Maul

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Daniel Maul
      Pages 1-16
  3. Prologue: Separate worlds — The ILO and “native labour”, 1919–39

  4. “A People’s Peace in the Colonies”, 1940–47

  5. The Tools of Progress: The ILO, 1948–60

  6. A Growing Conflict: Development, Human Rights and Decolonization, 1960–70

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 303-412

About this book


An innovative diplomatic and intellectual history of decolonization, post-colonial nation building and international human rights and development discourses, this study of the role of the ILO during 1940–70 opens up new perspectives on the significance of international organisations as actors in the history of the 20th century.


Cold War colonialism colonization decolonization history human rights IGH intellectual history International Organisations international organizations social policy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34471-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-35863-8
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