The Capability Approach to Labour Law

Author:   Brian Langille (Professor, University of Toronto)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
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9780198836087


Pages:   384
Publication Date:   11 April 2019
Format:   Hardback
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The Capability Approach to Labour Law


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Forty years ago Amartya Sen introduced to the world a novel approach to the idea of equality: the notion of 'basic capability' as 'a morally relevant dimension' and the claim that we should focus upon equality of basic capabilities ('a person being able to do certain basic things'). These ideas, as developed by Sen and Martha C. Nussbaum, have launched an academic armada now proceeding under the flag of the 'capability approach' (CA). While that flag has ventured far and wide and engaged many areas of inquiry, this volume of essays is the first to explore how CA might shed light upon labour law. The capabilities approach can illuminate our understanding of labour law across three dimensions. Part I looks at the nature of the basic relationship between CA and labour law-do they share common ground or disagree about what is important? Can the CA provide a normative 'foundation' for labour law? Part II goes further by examining the relationship of the CA and other well-established perspectives on labour law, including economics, history, critical theory, restorative justice, and human rights. Part III examines the possible relevance of the CA to a range of specific labour law issues, such as freedom of association, age discrimination in the workplace, trade, employment policy, and sweatshop goods.

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Author:   Brian Langille (Professor, University of Toronto)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 16.50cm , Height: 2.90cm , Length: 23.90cm
Weight:   0.724kg
ISBN:  

9780198836087


ISBN 10:   0198836082
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   11 April 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Table of Contents

Brian Langille: Introduction: The Capability Approach to Labour Law-Why Are We Here? Part I: The Capability Approach and Labour Law: Fundamental Questions 1: Hugh Collins: What Can Sen's Capability Approach Offer to Labour Law 2: Guy Davidov: The Capability Approach and Labour Law: Identifying the Areas of Fit 3: Martha C. Nussbaum: Labor Law and the Capabilities Approach 4: Riccardo Del Punta: Is the Capability Theory an Adequate Normative Theory for Labour Law? 5: Supriya Routh: The Need to Become Fashionable 6: Brian Langille: 1. What is Labour Law? Implications of the Capabilities Approach Part II: The Capability Approach to Labour Law from Other Disciplinary Perspectives 7: Simon Deakin: The Capability Approach and the Economics of Labour Law 8: Laura Weinrib: Labor History and the Clash of Capabilities 9: Pascal McDougall: Capabilities, Utility, or Primary Goods? On Finding a Conceptual Framework for (International) Labour Law 10: Virginia Mantouvalou: Work, Human Rights, and Human Capabilities 11: Bruce P. Archibald: Capabilities Approaches and Labour Law through a Restorative Regulatory Lens Part III: The Capability Approach to Labour Law and Important Labour Law Controversies 12: Alan Bogg: The Constitution of Capabilities: The Case of Freedom of Association 13: Pnina Alon-Shenker: Capabilities and Age Discrimination 14: Clair Gamage: (Re)Imagining the Trade-Labour Linkage: The Capabilities Approach 15: Robert Salais: Freedom in Work and the Capability Approach: Towards a Politics of Freedoms for Labour? 16: Lyn K. L. Tjon Soei Len: Capabilities, Contract, and Causality: The Case of Sweatshop Goods

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Brian Langille is a professor in the Faculty of Law of the University of Toronto. His work examines how we think about labour law and he is currently working on an ongoing project addressing 'The Capability Approach to Labour Law', of which this volume of essays is an essential part.

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