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EU Labour Law

A.C.L. Davies, Professor of Law and Public Policy and Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, UK
The book explores the subject’s major policy themes, examines the various procedures by which EU labour law is made, and analyses key topics such as worker migration, equality, working time and procedures for workers’ participation in employers’ decision-making. It sets the legal materials in their policy context and identifies the important issues which have shaped the development of EU labour law and are likely to determine its future, including the economic crisis and the debate about fundamental rights in the EU.
Extent: 304 pp
Hardback Price: $136.00 Web: $122.40
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 978 1 84844 998 5
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Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 978 1 78100 435 7
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  • Law - Academic
  • European Law
  • Labour, Employment Law
EU Labour Law is a concise, readable and thought-provoking introduction to the labour and employment law of the European Union.

The book explores the subject’s major policy themes, examines the various procedures by which EU labour law is made, and analyses key topics such as worker migration, equality, working time and procedures for workers’ participation in employers’ decision-making. It sets the legal materials in their policy context and identifies the important issues which have shaped the development of EU labour law and are likely to determine its future, including the economic crisis and the debate about fundamental rights in the EU.

This accessible yet rigorous book will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate law students, academics and practitioners working on domestic and EU labour and employment law, as well as those with an interest in this increasingly important subject from the perspective of business and management, economics, sociology or politics.
‘I feel confident that this book will be judged to have made a very significant contribution to the study of European labour law. It fills a particular niche within the rich existing literature by providing a lucid, accessible, and succinct thematic overview of the subject, in much the same way as the author has so successfully done for the study of British labour law in her work on Perspectives on Labour Law.’
– Mark Freedland, Oxford University, UK

‘EU law, shaped both judicially and at the legislative level, disrupts national labour law – perhaps for good reasons, perhaps for bad reasons, sometimes for reasons which are elusive. Challenges of an intellectual and practical nature confront those trying to pick a path through material accumulated over several decades – and intrigue those thinking about the future of the European Social Model. This book offers an insightful, thoughtful and inspiring account of the nature(s) and purpose(s) of EU labour law and is a hugely welcome addition to the literature.’
– Stephen Weatherill, Somerville College, Oxford University, UK
Contents: Preface Part I: Introduction 1. Themes in EU Labour Law 2. Regulatory Techniques Part II: Topics in EU Labour Law 3. Worker Migration and Market Integration 4. Equality 1: Women and Men 5. Equality 2: New Grounds, New Techniques 6. Workers and ‘Atypical’ Workers 7. Working Time 8. Worker Protection and Participation 9. Postscript Index