Handbook of the Politics of Labour, Work and Employment
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Handbook of the Politics of Labour, Work and Employment

Edited by Gregor Gall

Providing a thorough overview of the political nature and dynamics of the world of work, labour and employment, this timely Handbook draws together an interdisciplinary range of top contributors to explore the interdependent relationship between politics and labour, work and employment. The Handbook explores the purpose, roles, rights and powers of employers and management, workers and unions, states and governments in the age of globalised neo-liberalism.
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Chapter 9: Juridification in industrial relations

Alan Bogg

Abstract

This chapter evaluates the juridification thesis against the historical development of British labour law. The chapter concludes that the juridification thesis struggles to explain the pattern of British labour law. On the contrary, juridification and the activist welfare state have been reversed by political decision in the neo-liberal era.

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