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Perspectives on Labour Law

Perspectives on Labour Law

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  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
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  • isbn: 9780511227073

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  • This is an accessible but thought-provoking introduction to labour law. It is suitable for those coming to the subject for the first time, and it will also be of interest to more advanced students, including postgraduates, who need to think about the subject's broader themes. The academic literature on labour law makes considerable use of human rights arguments and of economic analysis. Both of these approaches provide valuable insights into the underlying policy of the law but they can be rather off-putting for students who do not know the international human rights instruments, or who have no background in economics. This book introduces these wider perspectives on labour law and then applies them to a selection of topics, including anti-discrimination law, dismissal, working time, pay, consultation and collective bargaining, trade union membership and industrial action.

    • Excellent introductory textbook giving basic information about UK statutes and case law in a readable style
    • Unique focus both on the human rights and economic aspects of labour law
    • Shorter than the competition and not overwhelmed by detail
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Perspectives on Labour Law has hit the nail on the head as an introduction to the subject.' Professor Paul Davies, London School of Economics

    'Davies seeks to make her readers see the relevance and importance of legal norms in the sphere of industrial relations. In my view, this is an enterprise in which she is successful … What Davies has done, in a remarkably clear-sighted fashion, is to identify where most debate over the form and content of labour law is now focussed. If I were an undergraduate now, studying labour law for the first time, I would want the guidance that this text-book can provide. Indeed, the conceptual clarity which it offers is useful for teachers and practitioners of labour law too.' Tonia Novitz, Industrial Law Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511227073
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I:
    1. A brief history of labour law
    2. Economic perspectives on labour law
    3. Human rights perspectives on labour law
    4. Modes of regulation
    Part II:
    5. What is protected by employment law?
    6. Working time
    7. Discrimination
    8. Wages
    9. Dismissal
    10. Collective represesentation
    11. Trade Union membership
    12. Industrial action.

  • Author

    A. C. L. Davies, University of Oxford
    A. C. L. Davies is Fellow and Tutor in Law at Brasenose College, Oxford where she teaches Labour Law and Public Law.

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