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Social and Labour Rights in a Global Context : International and Comparative Perspectives - Bob Hepple

Social and Labour Rights in a Global Context

International and Comparative Perspectives

By: Bob Hepple (Editor)

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Published: 20th December 2007
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The active pursuit of social and labour rights is seen as a crucial response to globalization. These essays, written by leading scholars from the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the USA, question the effectiveness of the rhetoric of rights such as those to decent work and security, equal opportunity, adequate food and housing, and healthcare. The authors examine emerging approaches in several European countries, Japan, and the USA and in codes of practice of multinational companies. Attempts by the International Labour Organization to promote core rights and decent work, and techniques of enforcement at regional level by the EU and NAFTA receive special attention.

'Social and Labour Rights makes a significant contribution to a discussion that should be supported and expanded to include the broadest possible range of participants. It is a tribute to Cambridge University and its present and former labour lawyers that this project can build on such a vibrant tradition of scholarship and commitment to social justice.' The Industrial Law Journal 'The contributors to Hepple's volume analyse not only the impact of new developments on social and labour rights, but also the role that such rights might play in countering effects of market-led globalisation. In this respect, the focus of this book is distinguishable from that of other texts relating to similar themes. The result is a valuable addition to the literature on what is likely to be an ongoing debate.' Legal Studies '... [an] outstanding collection of essays ... an extremely important achievement'. Political Studies Review 'Social and Labour Rights is an important contribution to the debate on social and labour rights ands to the debate on the nature of globalisation.' Modern Law Review

List of contributors
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Table of cases
Introduction Bob Hepple
Responses to Globalisation
Common law, labour law, global law
The interaction of the ILO, the Council of Europe and European Union labour standards
The Potential of Fundamental Social Rights in the European Union
The Politics of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
Market freedom and fundamental social rights
Corporate governance, European governance and social rights
Constitutionalisation and Enforcement of Social Rights: Some Comparisons
Social rights as fundamental human rights
The legal efficacy and significance of fundamental social rights: lessons from the European experience
An American perspective on fundamental labour rights
The impact of fundamental social rights on Japanese law
Enforcement: the law and politics of cooperation and compliance
Index
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ISBN: 9780521047326
ISBN-10: 0521047323
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 20th December 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.44