Comparative Labor Law

Research Handbooks in Comparative Law series

Edited by Matthew W. Finkin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US and Guy Mundlak, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Economic pressure and corporate policies, both transnational and domestic, have placed labor law under severe stress. National responses are so deeply embedded in institutions reflecting local traditions that meaningful comparison is daunting. This book assembles a team of experts from many countries, drawing on a rich variety of comparative methods to capture changes in different countries and regions, emerging trends and national divergences.

‘This important book will be essential reading for all those who wish to understand the reasons for the continuing divergences and similarities between national systems of labor law in the age of modern globalisation and the growing influences of global competition, internationalisation and regionalisation on labor standards and processes. The authors not only provide new and sometimes provocative insights into traditional topics such as freedom of association, workers’ representation and the personal contact of employment, but also newer areas such as workplace discrimination, privacy and new forms of contracting.’
– Sir Bob Hepple, QC, FBA, University of Cambridge, UK

‘A monumental work of comparative labor law by an impressive group of international academics! This book highlights regional and cross-regional developments of contemporary labor law, clarifies the major trends and issues of labor law in the dynamically changing world, and discusses the new forms and framework of labor law emerging across continents. It presents rich reflections on the methodology of comparative labor law and addresses the very fundamental issues of globalized market economies.’
– Kazuo Seguno, President, Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training

2017 512 pp Paperback 978 1 78347 581 0 £38.40 £48.00 $59.16 $73.95
2015 512 pp Hardback 978 1 78100 012 0 £256.50 £194.00 $256.50 $285.00

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