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New Frontiers in Empirical Labour Law Research

Editor(s): Amy Ludlow, Alysia Blackham
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Published: 28-09-2017
Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 224
ISBN: 9781509917068
Imprint: Hart Publishing
RRP: £24.99
 

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About New Frontiers in Empirical Labour Law Research

This edited collection draws together papers delivered at a symposium on New Frontiers in Empirical Labour Law Research held at the University of Cambridge in April 2014. It contains contributions from established and emerging experts across a range of disciplines (including employment relations, industrial psychology, sociology, economics and political science) to consider four broad themes: the case for empiricism in labour law; the potential for mixed methods; methodological possibilities and insights from other disciplines; and practical challenges and words of caution for those conducting empirical research.

This collection seeks to cultivate confidence and competence in empirical methods among both established and young labour law scholars, through an intergenerational and interdisciplinary 'lessons learned' dialogue. It contributes to the broader debate regarding empirical research methods in labour law, and casts light on how empirical research can be conducted in highly contested fields to enhance labour law policy-making. This collection aims to inspire labour lawyers to embark upon new forms of empirical research, both to enrich their existing research projects, and to ask new research questions. It offers the first stage of a collaborative and interdisciplinary dialogue on empirical labour law research, to emphasise the importance of collaboration and intergenerational mentoring in building empirical capacity.

Table Of Contents

1. Introduction
Alysia Blackham and Amy Ludlow
2. Foreword: Evidence and Ideology
Bob Hepple
Part A: Taking Method Seriously: Theoretical Implications
3. Individual Rights at Work, Methodological Experimentation and the Nature of Law
Lizzie Barmes
4. Quantitative Labour Law
Zoe Adams and Simon Deakin
5. Women in Labour Law: The Use and Implications of Empirical Methods
Lydia Hayes and Roseanne Russell
Part B: Taking Methodological Inspiration from Other Disciplines
6. Can Behavioural Psychology Inform Labour Law ?
Ewan McGaughey
7. Using Ethnographic Methods to Explore Labour Law Questions
Amy Ludlow
8. Collective Labour Law Explored
Sonia McKay and Sian Moore
9. No Longer a ' Secondary Force … in Labour Relations ': A Mixed Methods Study of the Effect on Irish Trade Unions of the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2001
Tish Gibbons
Part C: What Do We ' Do ' With Empirical Work ? Making Empirical Work ' Count '
10. Using the Delphi Method to Advance Legal Reform: A New Method for Empirical Labour Law Research ?
Alysia Blackham
11. Labour Legislation and Evidence-Based Public Policy: A Case Study
Abi Adams and Jeremias Prassl
12. Creating a ' Virtuous Circle ' Between Legal Empirical Research, Knowledge Exchange and Impact
Simonetta Manfredi and Lucy Vickers

Reviews

“A short book review cannot do credit to the depth, variety and richness of the
perspectives, analysis, and potential future avenues for research which this collection
presents.

” –  Charles Wynn-Evans, Industrial Law Journal

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