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The Future of Labour Law

Liber Amicorum Sir Bob Hepple QC

Editor(s): Catherine Barnard, Simon Deakin, Gillian Morris
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Published: 20-10-2004
Format: Hardback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 388
ISBN: 9781841134048
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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About The Future of Labour Law

All over the world a different kind of labour law is in the process of formation; in Gramsci's phrase, this is an interregnum when the old is dying and the new is struggling to be born. This book, to which an internationally distinguished group of scholars has contributed, examines the future of labour law from a wide variety of perspectives. Issues covered include the ideology of New Labour law; the employment relationship; the public/private divide; termination of employment; equality law; corporate governance; collective bargaining; workers' participation; strikes; international labour standards; the role of EU law; the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights; labour law and development in Southern Africa; and the impact of globalisation. The essays are written in honour of the outstanding labour lawyer Professor Sir Bob Hepple QC, who has contributed to so many areas of this dynamic field.

Table Of Contents

The Future of Labour Law: Introduction
Catherine Barnard, Simon Deakin and Gillian S Morris

1. The Ideology of New Labour Law
Sandra Fredman

2. Laws Against Strikes Revisited
Keith Ewing

3. Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining: Law and the Future of Collectivism
William Brown and Sarah Oxenbridge

4. Workers, Finance and Democracy
Simon Deakin

5. Termination of Employment: Whose Property Rights?
Steven Anderman

6. Changing Perspectives Upon the Employment Relationship in British Labour Law
Paul Davies and Mark Freedland

7. The Future of the Public/Private Labour Law Divide
Gillian S Morris

8. Episodes on the Path Towards the European Social Model: The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the Convention on the Future of Europe 179
Brian Bercusson

9. The 'Making' of EU Labour Law and the 'Future' of Labour Lawyers
Silvana Sciarra

10. The Future of Equality Law: Equality and Beyond
Catherine Barnard

11. The Future of Workers' Participation in the EU
Manfred Weiss

12. The Future of Labour Law : Is There a Role for International Labour Standards?
Breen Creighton

13. Beyond Borrowing and Bending: Labour Market Regulation and the Future of Labour Law in Southern Africa
Evance Kalula

14. The End of Labour Law as We Have Known It?
Paul O'Higgins


“...many of the essays sort out key issues and problems with great insight.” –  Hugh Collins, The Modern Law Review

The Future of Labour Law is an excellent book, and it will stand as a very fine testament to Bob Hepple's contribution to labour law. The separate contributions are of a very high standard, and some of them are likely to become very important in their own right. I congratulate the editors and the publishers and warmly recommend the work to all with an interest in this evolving field.” –  Richard Mitchell, Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law, University of Melbourne, Industrial Law Journal

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