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International Labour Law - Seminar 3


 

Hypertext links to key documents (Autumn 2015)

 

The Development of International Labour Law, Institutional Frameworks, and the Role of the ILO in International Standard-setting

 

The purpose of this seminar is to introduce some of the key issues relating to labour regulation in its globalised setting, and to provide a reminder of the comparative law and legal method debates associated with research in this field.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The items marked [*] are REQUIRED READING

A Brief Acknowledgement of the Research Background and Debates

 

Useful Sources of Basic Data

 

The Global Context for International Labour Law

 

In order to obtain some initial indications of the central issues in this field, you should READ:

 

[*] B.Burkett, “The International Labour Dimension: An Introduction”, in J.Craig & S.Lynk (eds), Globalization and the Future of Labour Law (Cambridge 2006), pp.15-50

[*] H.Arthurs, “Who’s Afraid of Globalization? Reflections on the Future of Labour Law”, in J.Craig & S.Lynk (eds), Globalization and the Future of Labour Law (Cambridge 2006), pp.51-74

[*] B.Hepple, “Does Transnational Labour Regulation Matter?”, Chapter 1 of Labour Laws and Global Trade (Oxford 2005), pp.1-24

See also:

G.Rodgers, The pattern of globalization and some implications for the pursuit of social goals (ILO Working Paper No. 55, Geneva, February 2005)

Some Further Reading