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Labour Law's Theory of Justice

Brian Langille

in The Idea of Labour Law

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199693610
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729744 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693610.003.0008
Labour Law's Theory of Justice

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Labour law does and must have a theory of justice. Without such a theory labour law has no account of the scope of its application or the point of its normative content. Scope and content are answerable to labour law's idea of justice and a change in our thinking about either entails a necessary rethinking of the other. Because labour law's world is changing labour law will have a new theory of justice. This chapter outlines briefly what such a theory might look like. It also discusses two line of resistance to this way of thinking.

Keywords: labour law; theory of labour law; labour law and justice; Sen

Chapter.  10618 words. 

Subjects: Employment and Labour Law

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