Field of Study:
Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bucharest
The project examines how interwar Romanian political elites selectively defined ratification and implementation or lack thereof of specific ILO conventions. Focusing on two mirroring conventions, I argue that policy learning is not homogenous and can only be explained in bottom-top fashion. Since actors define transfers simultaneously in cultural, political and economic terms, I show that internationalization often involves goal displacement, resulting from open-ended elite ideational debates.