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

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 29, 2002 - Law - 273 pages
The active pursuit of social and labour rights is widely seen as a crucial response to globalisation . The essays in this book--by leading scholars from the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the USA--question the effectiveness of the new rhetoric of rights such as those to decent work and security, equality of opportunity, adequate food and housing, and healthcare. The authors examine emerging new approaches at international and EU level, and in several European countries, Japan, and the USA and in codes of practice of multinational companies.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Common law labour law global law
19
Common law labour lawglobal
31
The interaction of Ilo Council of Europe and
55
The politics of the EU Charter of Fundamental
73
Market freedom and fundamental social rights
95
Corporate governance European governance
122
Social rights as fundamental human rights
153
Social rights as fundamental human rights
163
The legal efficacy and significance of fundamental
182
An American perspective on fundamental labour
192
The impact of fundamental social rights
215
the law and politics of cooperation
238
Index
258
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BOB HEPPLE QC is Master of Clare College and Emeritus Professor of Law in the University of Cambridge.

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