From the late 1800s until the mid 1900s professional baseball was almost the exclusive domain of the Major and Minor Leagues in the United States. During this period baseball became a uniquely American institution and as the ‘national pastime’ Major League Baseball (MLB) produced iconic figures such as Babe Ruth, Connie Mack, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson and Hank Aaron. In the decades after World War II not only did MLB break the colour barrier and absorb players from the leagues composed of African American players, it expanded from the East Coast to the West Coast of the United States and professional baseball began to globalize.
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Colin Fenwick and Valérie Van Goethem
Edited by Colin Fenwick and Valérie Van Goethem
A Comparative Study
Gordon Anderson, Douglas Brodie and Joellen Riley
The introduction takes up David Marsden’s argument that the rise of the modern business enterprise relies on two great innovations: limited liability and the contract of employment. It outlines the authors’ objective to analyse the character of the contract of employment in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand and to examine the interrelationship between the contract of employment and the political, economic and social dynamics that have shaped the employment environment in each jurisdiction. Keywords comparative employment law, contract of employment
This introductory chapter provides a brief background on ageing society in an EU policy development perspective and introduces the studies on law and ageing within the Norma Research Programme. It then thematizes the interrelations between the different contributions to this book and relates them more generally to a variety of relevant concepts and perspectives, among them ageing and ageism. Legal developments are also elaborated upon in the terms of normative patterns, and particularly in terms of the progress of the market functional pattern identified in a number of the reported studies. Ageing, ageism, the Norma Research Programme, normative patterns, market functional