Reflexive Labour Law in the World Society

Reflexive Labour Law in the World Society

Ralf Rogowski

Reflexive Labour Law in the World Society investigates trends in labour and employment law from the perspective of modern social systems theory. It uses Niklas Luhmann’s theory of the world society and Gunther Teubner’s reflexive law concept for an analysis of modern employment law and industrial relations. Areas investigated include: reflexive employment protection; the reflexive regulation and deregulation of labour market policies and labour law; reflexivity in labour and employment conflict resolution; reflexive coordination and implementation of EU social and employment law; and reflexive global labour law.

Chapter 7: Reflexive regulation of labour and employment conflict resolution

Ralf Rogowski

Subjects: law - academic, european law, labour, employment law, law and society, social policy and sociology, labour policy


Reflexive law can offer research on labour conflict resolution a new paradigm. Niklas Luhmann’s and Gunther Teubner’s insights in auto poietic social systems and conditions of legal regulation shall be utilised in the following to rethink some basic features of labour and employment conflict resolution.

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