“Each national case study contains an outline of the country's labor laws and systems for implementing those laws. As on essayist commented, these outlines cannot capture the depth and complexity of these laws and their administration. They do provide, however, not only excellent starting points for those learning about labor regulation in those countries but also perceptive insights into the state of workers' human rights in each country studied.
This excellent volume makes it clear that human rights, particularly human rights in the workplace, are not of primary concern at either the macro or micro level anywhere in the world. This book goes beyond that, however, to explain why that is and also to begin an exploration of what to do to achieve human rights in the workplace.” – James A. Gross,
Comparative Labour Law and Policy Journal, Volume 33: 187
“This is a text that will undoubtedly become a key resource for future discussions and debates on the utility of human rights discourse in addressing the many social and economic challenges of this age.
Fenwick and Novitz have organized and edited a fine collection of essays that make important contributions to our thinking on the contradictions within capitalism and regulation and that raise critical questions of the usefulness of human rights law discourse to advance workers' interests in a globalized world.
...this is an outstanding text – challenging, critical and scholarly – and one that is sure to become an important reference.” – Peter Waring,
Journal of Industrial Relations