EU Labour Law

Elgar European Law series

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.

‘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

2013 304 pp Paperback 978 1 78100 435 7 £29.60 £37.00 $46.40 $58.00
2012 304 pp Hardback 978 1 84844 998 5 £122.40 £95.00 $122.40 $136.00

Elgaronline 978 1 78100 515 6

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