Chapter 10: Reflexive global labour law
The final chapter discusses reflexive trends in global labour law. It begins with an assessment of international labour law and its response to globalisation. It will argue that international labour law as part of public international law is limited and does not cover all or even the most important aspects of the globalisation of labour law. From a reflexive labour law point of view, it is necessary to distinguish between international and global labour law. In discussing this distinction we can return to topics introduced in Chapter 1 on the world society context of labour law. The creation of labour law at the global level is no longer confined to the traditional legal sources of agreements between nation states which establish international labour law norms and legislative competences for international organisations. Labour law in the world society globalises worldwide and global labour law derives from a multiplicity of sources.
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