Labour Laws and Global Trade

By Bob Hepple

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.

304 pages

Publication Date: 3/25/2005
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781841131870

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