New Frontiers in Empirical Labour Law Research

Edited by: Amy Ludlow, Alysia Blackham

This collection brings together papers delivered at a symposium on 'New Frontiers in Empirical Labor Law Research' held at the University of Cambridge in April 2014. It contains contributions from experts across a range of disciplines - including employment relations, industrial psychology, sociology, economics, and political science - who consider four broad themes: the case for empiricism in labor law, the potential for mixed methods, methodological possibilities and insights from other disciplines, and practical challenges and words of caution for those conducting empirical research. The book will cultivate confidence and competence in empirical methods among both established and young labor law scholars through an intergenerational and interdisciplinary 'lessons learned' dialogue. It contributes to the broader debate regarding empirical research methods in labor law, and it casts light on how empirical research can be conducted in highly contested fields to enhance and enrich labor law policymaking. The volume offers the first stage of a collaborative and interdisciplinary dialogue on empirical labor law research which emphasizes the importance of collaboration and intergenerational mentoring in building empirical capacity. [Subject: Labor Law, Discrimination Law, Socio-Legal Studies]

Publication Date: 6/18/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781849466783