The Idea of Labour Law

Paperback | February 15, 2013

EditorGuy Davidov, Brian Langille

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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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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 ...

Guy Davidov is Vice-Dean and Elias Lieberman Chair in Labour Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He studied at Tel-Aviv University (LLB) and the University of Toronto (LLM, SJD) and has previously been a faculty member at the University of Haifa, before joining the Hebrew University in 2007. He is co-editor of the Israeli journ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:February 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199669457

ISBN - 13:9780199669455

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Guy Davidov and Brian Langille: Understanding Labour Law: A Timeless Idea, a Timed-Out Idea, or an Idea Whose Time has Now Come?The Idea of Labour Law in Historical Context1. Harry Arthurs: Labour Law After Labour2. Bob Hepple: Factors Influencing the Making and Transformation of Labour Law in Europe3. Manfred Weiss: Re-Inventing Labour Law?4. Ruth Dukes: Hugo Sinzheimer and the Constitutional Function of Labour Law5. Adrian Goldin: Global Conceptualizations and Local Constructions on the Idea of Labour Law6. Alan Hyde: The Idea of the Idea of Labour Law: A ParableNormative Foundations of the Idea of Labour Law7. Brian Langille: Labour Law's Theory of Justice8. Judy Fudge: Labour as a 'Fictive Commodity': Radically Reconceptualizing Labour Law9. Hugh Collins: Theories of Rights as Justifications for Labour Law10. Simon Deakin: The Contribution of Labour Law to Economic and Human DevelopmentNormative Foundations and Legal Ideas: Rethinking Existing Structures11. Guy Davidov: Re-Matching Labour Laws with Their Purpose12. Mark Freedland and Nicola Kountouris: The Legal Characterization of Personal Work Relations and the Idea of Labour Law13. Paul Benjamin: Ideas of Labour Law - A View From the South14. Kamala Sankaran: Informal Employment and the Challenges for Labour Law15. Noah Zatz: The Impossibility of Work Law16. Catherine Barnard: Using Procurement Law to Enforce Labour Standards17. Katherine V.W. Stone and Scott L. Cummings: Labor Activism in Local Politics: From CBAs to 'CBAs'New Labour Law Ideas: Rethinking Existing Boundaries18. John Howe: The Broad Idea of Labour Law: Industrial Policy, Labour Market Regulation, and Decent Work19. Guy Mundlak: The Third Function of Labor Law: Distributing Labor Market Opportunities Among Workers20. Gillian Lester: Beyond Collective Bargaining: Modern Unions as Agents of Social Solidarity21. Julia Lopez, Consuelo Chacartegui, and Cesar G Canton: From Conflict to Regulation: The Transformative Function of Labour LawNew Ideas of Labour Law from an International Perspective22. Leah Vosko: Out of the Shadows? The Non-Binding Multilateral Framework on Migration (2006) and Prospects for Using International Labour Regulation to Forge Global Labour Market Membership23. Michael Piore: Flexible Bureaucracies in Labor Market Regulation24. Silvana Sciarra: Collective Exit Strategies: New Ideas in Transnational Labour Law25. Adelle Blackett: Emancipation in the Idea of Labour Law: Commoditization, Resistance and Distributive Justice beyond borders