Labour Laws and Global Trade

Labour Laws and Global Trade

by Bob Hepple


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The focus of globalization studies is on how global processes can be better regulated in order to deliver both economic growth and social justice. Labor laws provide an excellent case study of the creation of a new framework to reconcile free trade and investment with social objectives. This book, written by a leading authority on international and comparative labor law, provides a thoughtful and comprehensive analysis of the new methods of transnational labor regulation that are emerging in response to globalization. The author reassesses orthodox views, from the viewpoint of a theory of comparative institutional advantage, and suggests ways in which transnational regulation can be re-invented in the new global economy. This will be of interest to students of law, human rights, industrial relations, globalization, international trade and development, as well as policy-makers in international and regional organizations, governments, employers' bodies, trade unions and NGOs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841131870
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 03/25/2005
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Sir Bob Hepple QC, FBA is Emeritus Master of Clare College and Emeritus Professor of Law in the University of Cambridge. He is Honorary President of the Industrial Law Society and of the Equal Rights Trust. In 2013 the international Labour Law Research Network gave him an award for distinguished career contribution to labour law, and in 2014 he was awarded the South African Order of Luthuli (Gold) for his exceptional contribution to the struggle for human rights and democracy.

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