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Globalization and the Future of Labour Law

Globalization and the Future of Labour Law

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Brian W. Burkett, Harry Arthurs, Kevin Banks, Véronique Marleau, Alan Hyde, Manfred Weiss, Arturo Bronstein, Catherine Barnard, Lance Compa, Brian Langille, José Pastore, Werner Sengenberger, Edward Potter, Mary Cornish, Fay Faraday, Veena Verma, Ryzard Chloewinski
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  • Date Published: April 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521854900

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  • How are national and international labour laws responding to the challenge of globalization as it re-shapes the workplaces of the world? This collection of essays by leading legal scholars and lawyers from Europe and the Americas was first published in 2006. It addresses the implications of globalization for the legal regulation of the workplace. It examines the role of international labour standards and the contribution of the International Labour Organization, and assesses the success of the European experiment with continental employment standards. It explores the prospects for hemispheric co-operation on labour standards in the Americas, and deals with the impact of international labour standards on the rights of women and migrant workers. As the nature and organization of work around the world is being decisively transformed, new regional and international institutions are emerging that may provide the platform for new labour standards, and for protecting existing ones.

    • Offers comprehensive coverage of a variety of issues relating to globalization, work and legal regulation
    • Contains a broad range of views from leading legal scholars from a variety of countries
    • Offers incisive assessments of this fast-evolving field
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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521854900
    • length: 520 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33 mm
    • weight: 0.93kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Perspectives on Globalization:
    1. The international labour dimension: an introduction Brian W. Burkett
    2. Who's afraid of globalization?: Reflections on the future of labour law Harry Arthurs
    Part II. International Labour Standards:
    3. Globalization and labour standards: a second look at the evidence Kevin Banks
    4. Globalization and the role of subsidiarity in the labour setting Véronique Marleau
    5. A game-theory account and defence of transnational labour standards: a Preliminary Look at the Problem Alan Hyde
    Part III. The European Union:
    6. Industrial relations and EU enlargement Manfred Weiss
    7. Trends and challenges of the labour law in Central Europe Arturo Bronstein
    8. Labour market integration: lessons from the European Union Catherine Barnard
    Part IV. The Americas:
    9. Labour rights in the FTAA Lance Compa
    10. Globalization and the just society: core labour rights, the FTAA, and development Brian Langille
    11. The future of labour integration: the South American perspective José Pastore
    Part V. The ILO:
    12. International labour standards in the globalized economy: Obstacles and opportunities for achieving progress Werner Sengenberger
    13. The growing importance of the International Labour Organization: the view from the United States Edward Potter
    Part VI. Labour Rights:
    14. Securing gender justice: The challenges facing international labour law Mary Cornish, Fay Faraday and Veena Verma
    15. International labour law and the protection of migrant workers: revitalizing the agenda in the era of globalization Ryzard Chloewinski.

  • Editors

    John D. R. Craig, Heenan Blaikie LLP

    S. Michael Lynk, University of Western Ontario


    Brian W. Burkett, Harry Arthurs, Kevin Banks, Véronique Marleau, Alan Hyde, Manfred Weiss, Arturo Bronstein, Catherine Barnard, Lance Compa, Brian Langille, José Pastore, Werner Sengenberger, Edward Potter, Mary Cornish, Fay Faraday, Veena Verma, Ryzard Chloewinski

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