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The Autonomy of Labour Law

Edited by: Alan Bogg, Cathryn Costello, A. C. L. Davies, Jeremias Prassl

ISBN13: 9781849466219
Published: January 2015
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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To what extent is labour law an autonomous field of study? This book is based upon the papers written by a group of leading international scholars on this theme, delivered at a conference to mark Professor Mark Freedland's retirement from his teaching fellowship in Oxford.

The chapters explore the boundaries and connections between labour law and other legal disciplines such as company law, competition law, contract law and public law; labour law and legal methodologies such as reflexive governance and comparative law; and labour law and other disciplines such as ethics, economics and political philosophy.

In so doing, it represents a cross-section of the most sophisticated current work at the cutting edge of labour law theory.

Subjects:
Employment Law
Contents:
Part I: Labour Law's Autonomy: Theory and Methodology
1. Otto Kahn-Freund, the Contract of Employment and the Autonomy of Labour Law Mark Freedland
2. Contractual Autonomy Hugh Collins
3. Labour Law and the Trade Unions: Autonomy and Betrayal Alan Bogg
4. Common Law Confusion and Empirical Research in Labour Law Lizzie Barmes
5. Evaluating the Reflexive Turn in Labour Law Diamond Ashiagbor

Part II: Labour Law's Autonomy: Core Organizing Concepts
6. Autonomous Concepts in Labour Law? The Complexities of the Employing Enterprise Revisited Jeremias Prassl
7. Uses and Misuses of 'Mutuality of Obligations' and the Autonomy of Labour Law Nicola Countouris
8. Migrants and Forced Labour: A Labour Law Response Cathryn Costello

Part III: Labour Law's Autonomy: Labour Law, Public Law and Human Rights
9. Labour Law as Public Law ACL Davies
10. Equality Law: Labour Law or an Autonomous Field? Sandra Fredman
11. Labour Law as Human Rights Law: A Critique of the Use of 'Dignity' by Freedland and Kountouris Christopher McCrudden
12. The EU Internal Market and Domestic Labour Law: Looking Beyond Autonomy Phil Syrpis and Tonia Novitz

Part IV: Labour Law's Autonomy: Labour Law, Commercial Law and Economic Theory
13. Labour Law as the Law of the Business Enterprise Alice Carse and Wanjiru Njoya
14. Conceptualizing the Employer as Fiduciary: Mission Impossible? Jill Murray
15. Efficiency Arguments for the Collective Representation of Workers: A Sketch Paul Davies
16. Labour Law on the Plateau: Towards Regulatory Policy for Endogenous Norms Deirdre McCann