Virginia Amorosi, Storie di giuristi e di emigranti tra Italia e Francia. Il diritto internazionale del lavoro di primo Novecento, Napoli, ESI, 2021.
The book draws an image of the European legal culture engaged in the challenge of understand and manage the problems of migrating workers flows in the early XX centuries.
Starting from the case study of relationships between Italy and France, the author examines the foreign workers special condition, their access to the rights at work, the interaction between social norms and the safeguard of the public order. The immigration control on one hand and the protection of migrants on the other, in connection to the theme of the international economic competition, become efficient key words in order to analyse the politic affairs and the scholar reflections which led to the construction of the International Labour Law.
Through the telling two narrative lines emerge: the constitutive process of the first international agreements in labour matter; the creative and original role of the jurists (lawyers and scholars) who built a new scientific discourse founding it on comparative methods and practices of knowledge sharing.
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