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A European Comparative Approach to the Legal Construction of Personal Work Relations

Mark R. Freedland and Nicola Kountouris

in The Legal Construction of Personal Work Relations

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199551750
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731013 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551750.003.0003

Series: Oxford Monographs on Labour Law

A European Comparative Approach to the Legal Construction of Personal Work Relations

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This chapter sets out the European comparative approach to the legal construction of personal work relations, which will be tested and explored in the subsequent parts of the book. It considers, firstly, the function of the European comparative analysis of the work; secondly, the perspective from which the analysis is conducted; thirdly, the comparative method which will be followed; fourthly, the theory of institutional embeddedness which the work pursues, and the book's view that personal work contracts in general, and the contract of employment in particular, form the essential starting point though not the endpoint of this book's comparative analysis. Finally, the chapter expresses the aspiration that this comparative approach might ultimately give rise to an outcome consisting in the formulation of a common framework for the legal construction of personal work relations in European law.

Keywords: legal construction; personal work relations; functions of comparative analysis; comparative methodology; hierarchy of sources; varieties of capitalism

Chapter.  18858 words. 

Subjects: Employment and Labour Law

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