Journal article

Geneva (ILO) Conventions: Located but Not Made There

Marilyn Lake

Labour: review of labour economics and industrial relations | Duke University Press | Published : 2019


In a perceptive review of Charles Pearson’s remarkable forecast of the rise of China as a global power, in National Life and Character, penned in 1893, a time of unchallenged European ascendancy, the London Athenaeum noted the significance of Pearson’s “Australian point of view”: “The forecast will take many by surprise, because the view it presents is not only not fashionable, but is fundamentally different from that to which we have been accustomed. . . . His view is not purely or mainly European. . . . The reader can indeed discern that Mr. Pearson’s point of view is not London or Paris, but Melbourne.