Freedom of Association: Resources


Essential Principles

"A Short History of American Labor." American Federationist. March 1981.

Economic Policy Institute.
     “Do Workers Still Want Unions: More Than Ever” by Richard Freeman, February 22, 2007.

Freedom House. “The Global State of Workers’ Rights: Free Labor in a Hostile World” (link).

Human Rights Web. "A Summary of United Nations Agreements on Human Rights." (link).

Human Righs Watch. “Unfair Advantage: Workers' Freedom of Association in the US.” (link).

International Labour Organization. Home Page, About, and Fundamental Conventions and Ratifications.

International Trade Union Confederation. Home Page.

Lipset, Seymour Martin
     "Some Social Requisites of Democracy." The American Political Science Review. 53, 1 (Mar., 1959). pp. 69-105 (link).
The Social Requisites of Democracy Revisited: 1993.” American Sociological Review. 59, 1 (Feb., 1994), pp. 1-22 (link).

The New York Times. “Building Collapse in Bangladesh Kills Scores of Garment Workers.” May 14, 2013.


Economist magazine: Topics Index: Chile.
     “Damage Control in Chile: Michelle Bachelet’s Reluctant Retreat.” October 24, 2015.
     "Reform in Chile,” May 24, 2014.
     “Lessons From the Students.” April 14, 2012.

The New York Times: Times Topics: Chile. See, e.g.:
     “A Chilean Ex-Soldier Guiltily Recalls His Units Atrocities.” February 28, 2016.
     “Daughter-in-Law of Chile’s President Faces Corruption Charges.” January 29, 2016.
     “On Election Day, Latin America Trades Machismo for Female Clout,” December 15, 2013.
     “Chile Recalls Coup With Flurry of Events and New Openness,” September 9, 2013.

BBC. “Chile Student Protests Resume as 100,000 March.” April 11, 2013.

Kellogg Institute. Working Paper #298: "The Labor Movement in Democratic Chile, 1990–2000," by Frank K. Volker, June 2002.

Recommended Films
“No” (2012). Directed by Pablo Larraín.


Economist magazine. Topics Index: Tunisia. See, e.g.: 
“Tunisia After Elections: Spring is Still in the Air.” October 25, 2015.
“Tunisia’s Coming Elections: The Dealmaking Begins,” June 24, 2014.
“Tunisia’s Constitution: It Still Sometimes Feels Like Spring,” January 16, 2014.
“The Salafist Struggle.” January 1, 2014.
“Let the Scent of Jasmine Spread,” Leader.”January 11, 2011.

The New York Times. Times Topics: Tunisia.
     “Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia.” October 9, 2015.
     “Arab Neighbors Take Split Paths in Constitutions,” January 14, 2014.

Human Rights Watch: World Report: Tunisia: 2016.

Encyclopedia Britanica. “Jasmine Revolution (with Timeline)” (link).

Nobel (the official website of the Nobel Prize)
     Presentation of Nobel Peace Prize to the National Dialogue Quartet (Dec. 10, 2015).
     Nobel Prize Lecture delivered by the National Dialogue Quartet members (Dec. 10, 2015).

Tunis Times

Open Democracy.Net
"The Heritage of Farhat Hached Sixty Years After His Assassination.” by Rob Prince. December 5, 2012.


Economist magazine. Topics Index: China.

The New York Times
     “China’s Resolve to Muzzle Rights Lawyers.” December 22, 2015.
     “Chinese Activists Test New Leader and Are Crushed,” January 16, 2014.
     “Survey in China Shows a Wide Gap in Income,” July 20, 2013.

Albert Shanker Institute. “Chinese Labor Movement: Which Way Forward?” (link).
     Video presentation by Han Dongfeng, director of the China Labour Bulletin. 2014.

Binyan, Liu. “Living in Truth.” The New York Review of Books. July 17, 1997.
     A review of The Courage to Stand Alone by Wei Jingsheng. Viking: New York, 1997.

China Labour Bulletin (Home Page).  
     "In China, Labour Activism Is Waking Up.” May 14, 2014.
     “A Decade of Change:  The Workers’ Movement in China: 2000-2010.” March 2012.

Human Rights in China: Home Page.

Human Rights Watch: World Report 2016: China.

International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC, previously ICFTU).
     "Internationally Recognized Core Labour Standards in the People's Republic of China: 2010. Annual Report for the WTO." (link).

Jingsheng, Wei
     “The Fifth Modernization” (PDF version made available through the Asia for Educators page at the East Asia Institute of Columbia University).