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Perspectives on labour law

Perspectives on labour law

Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > England and Wales > KD3009

Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): A. C. L Davies
  • Biografical Information: A. C. L. Davies is Fellow and Tutor in Law at Brasenose College, Oxford where she teaches Labour Law and Public Law.
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Series title: Law in context.
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/perspectives-on-labour-law/ (Stable identifier)

Short Description

Xli, 258 pages ; 23 cm.

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Perspectives on labour law is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: A.C.L. Davies.
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 29 editions
  • First edition Date: 2004
  • Last edition Date: 2009
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD3009
  • Dewey Code: 344.401
  • ISBN: 0521605237 9780521605236
  • OCLC: 56766932

Publisher Description:

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.

Main 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. Who is protected by employment law?
6. Working time
7. Discrimination
8. Wages
9. Dismissal
10. Collective representation
11. Trade union membership
12. Industrial action.

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This entry was last updated: March 16, 2017

A. C. L Davies


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