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The idea of labour law /
editors: Guy Davidov & Brian Langille.
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
description
xii, 441 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0199693617, 9780199693610
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
isbn
0199693617
9780199693610
contents note
Labour law after labour / Harry Arthurs -- Factors influencing the making and transformation of labour law in Europe / Bob Hepple -- Re-inventing labour law? / Manfred Weiss -- Hugo Sinzheimer and the constitutional function of labour law / Ruth Dukes -- Global conceptualization and local constructions of the idea of labour law / Adrián Goldin -- The idea of the idea of labour law : a parable / Alan Hyde -- Labour law's theory of justice / Brian Langille -- Labour as a 'fictive commodity' : radically reconceptualizing labour law / Judy Fudge -- Theories of rights as justifications for labour law / Hugh Collins -- The contribution of labour law to economic and human development / Simon Deakin -- Re-matching labour laws with their purpose / Guy Davidov -- The legal characterization of personal work relations and the idea of labour law / Mark Freedland and Nicola Kountouris -- Ideas of labour law : a view from the south / Paul Benjamin -- Informal employment and the challenges for labour law / Kamala Sankaran -- The impossibility of work law / Noah D. Zatz -- Using procurement law to enforce labour standards / Catherine Barnard -- Labor activism in local politics : from CBAs to 'CBAs' / Katherine Stone and Scott Cummings -- The broad idea of labour law : industrial policy, labour market regulation, and decent work / John Howe -- The third function of labour law : distributing labour market opportunities among workers / Guy Mundlak -- Beyond collective bargaining : modern unions as agents of social solidarity / Gillian Lester -- From conflict to regulation : the transformative function of labour law / Julia López, Consuelo Chacartegui, and César G. Cantón -- Out of the shadows? the Non-Binding Multilateral Framework on Migration (2006) and prospects for using international labour regulation to forge global labour market membership / Leah F. Vosko -- Flexible bureaucracies in labor market regulation / Michael J. Piore -- Collective exit strategies : new ideas in transnational labour law / Silvana Sciarra -- Emancipation in the idea of labour law / Adelle Blackett.
catalogue key
7652896
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"The idea of labour law features 25 contributions from 29 leading experts in the field who challenge, in different ways, the way we think about labour law. All of the chapters are informative and thought-provoking. Several are outstanding. Following a useful introduction by the editors, the books successive chapters provide a wealth of information and analysis." --Anne Trebilcock, International Labour Review "The Idea of Labour Law is something too important to be left to lawyers alone; so I hope this edited collection is read by a wide audience in employment relations." --Aaron Rathmell (Barrister) Journal of Industrial Relations "This book, of twenty-five chapters by thirty authors, is packed with information, insight, argument, and angst. These chapters variously cry grief and despair, call for fundamental reformulation, suggest a less radical range for adaptation and growth, or express sobering cautions even as they echo the last suggestion." --Matthew W. Finkin, Comparative Labour Law & Policy Journal
The Idea of Labour Law is something too important to be left to lawyers alone; so I hope this edited collection is read by a wide audience in employment relations.
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Long Description
Labour law is widely considered to be in crisis by scholars of the field. This crisis has an obvious external dimension - labour law is attacked for impeding efficiency, flexibility, and development; vilified for reducing employment and for favouring already well placed employees over less fortunate ones; and discredited for failing to cover the most vulnerable workers and workers in the "informal sector". These are just some of the external challenges to labour law. There is alsoan internal challenge, as labour lawyers themselves increasingly question whether their discipline is conceptually coherent, relevant to the new empirical realities of the world of work, and normatively salient in the world as we now know it. This book responds to such fundamental challenges by asking the most fundamental questions: What is labour law for? How can it be justified? And what are the normative premises on which reforms should be based? There has been growing interest in such questions in recent years. In this volume the contributors seek to take this body of scholarship seriously and also to move it forward. Its aim is to provide, if not answers which satisfy everyone, intellectually nourishing food for thought forthose interested in understanding, explaining and interpreting labour laws - whether they are scholars, practitioners, judges, policy-makers, or workers and employers.
Main Description
Labor law is widely considered to be in crisis by scholars of the field. This crisis has an obvious external dimension - labor law is attacked for impeding efficiency, flexibility, and development; vilified for reducing employment and for favoring already well placed employees over less fortunate ones; and discredited for failing to cover the most vulnerable workers and workers in the "informal sector". These are just some of the external challenges to labor law. There is also an internal challenge, as labor lawyers themselves increasingly question whether their discipline is conceptually coherent, relevant to the new empirical realities of the world of work, and normatively salient in the world as we now know it. This book responds to such fundamental challenges by asking the most fundamental questions: What is labor law for? How can it be justified? And what are the normative premises on which reforms should be based? There has been growing interest in such questions in recent years. In this volume the contributors seek to take this body of scholarship seriously and also to move it forward. Its aim is to provide, if not answers which satisfy everyone, intellectually nourishing food for thought for those interested in understanding, explaining and interpreting labor laws - whether they are scholars, practitioners, judges, policy-makers, or workers and employers.
Main Description
Labour law is widely considered to be in crisis by scholars of the field. This crisis has an obvious external dimension - labour law is attacked for impeding efficiency, flexibility, and development; vilified for reducing employment and for favouring already well placed employees over lessfortunate ones; and discredited for failing to cover the most vulnerable workers and workers in the "informal sector". These are just some of the external challenges to labour law. There is also an internal challenge, as labour lawyers themselves increasingly question whether their discipline isconceptually coherent, relevant to the new empirical realities of the world of work, and normatively salient in the world as we now know it. This book responds to such fundamental challenges by asking the most fundamental questions: What is labour law for? How can it be justified? And what are the normative premises on which reforms should be based? There has been growing interest in such questions in recent years. In this volume thecontributors seek to take this body of scholarship seriously and also to move it forward. Its aim is to provide, if not answers which satisfy everyone, intellectually nourishing food for thought for those interested in understanding, explaining and interpreting labour laws - whether they arescholars, practitioners, judges, policy-makers, or workers and employers.

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