Labour Law, Fundamental Rights and Social Europe

Edited by: Mia Ronnmar

This volume of peer-reviewed essays arises from the work of the Swedish Network for European Legal Studies. The chapters focus on labor and social security law, and provide insights into a range of topical and important developments, seeking new and interesting perspectives. Sweden has been a member of the European Union since 1995, and EU law and European law perspectives have been well integrated into Swedish labor law and social security law research. Within the European Social Model and the European Welfare State, Sweden (and to some degree the other Nordic countries as well) can be said to represent a specific system, with regards to labor law and industrial relations and social security law. In terms of influential comparative typologies or models (naturally 'flawed' by a certain element of vagueness and simplification, but also very helpful in analytical and pedagogical respects), Sweden has been described as a representative of, inter alia: a Nordic legal family, a Nordic labor law model, a social-collectivist industrial relations system, a consensual industrial relations system, a social-democratic welfare state regime, a Scandinavian social security law system (a 'sub-group' of the Beveridge system), and a coordinated market economy. But since 1995, EU law and European law perspectives have been extensively integrated into existing Swedish labor and social security law, and the chapters in this book go a long way in illustrating the far-reaching and multifaceted ways in which Swedish law has been 'Europeanized.' (Series: Swedish Studies in European Law - Vol. 4)


304 pages

Publication Date: 9/5/2011
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781849462105