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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Law in Context: Perspectives on Labour Law 2nd ed isbn 9780521722346

Law in Context: Perspectives on Labour Law


ISBN13: 9780521605236
ISBN: 0521605237
New Edition ISBN: 9780521722346
Published: August 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



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 caselaw 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

Subjects:
Employment Law
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.