This collection of essays presents an interdisciplinary investigation by lawyers and philosophers into the philosophical ideas, concepts, and principles that provide the foundation for the field of labour law and employment law. The book addresses the doubts that have been expressed about whether a body of labour law that protects workers is needed at all, what should be regarded as the proper scope of the field in the light of developments such as the integration of work and home life by means of technology, the globalization of the economy, and the precarious kinds of work that thrive in the gig economy. Paying particular attention to political philosophy and theories of justice, the contributions focus on four themes: I. Freedom, dignity, and human rights; II. Distributive justice and exploitation; III. Workplace democracy and self-determination; and IV. Social inclusion.
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Foreword /Harry Arthurs 1. Introduction:Does Labour Law Need Philosophical Foundations? /Hugh Collins, Gillian Lester, and Virginia Mantouvalou Part I. Freedom, Dignity, and Human Rights.2.The Contractualisation of Labour Law /John Gardner 3.Is the Contract of Employment Illiberal? /Hugh Collins 4.Dignity at Work /Pablo Gilabert 5.Human Development: A Way out of Labour Law's Fly Bottle /Brian Langille 6.Civic Republican Political Theory and Labour Law /David Cabrelli and Rebecca Zahn 7.Human Rights as Foundations for Labour Law /Joe Atkinson Part II. Distributive Justice and Exploitation.8.Distributive Justice and Labour Law /Guy Davidov 9.Discrimination and Labour Law: Locating the Market in Maldistribution and Subordination /Noah D. Zatz 10.Structures of Exploitation /Jonathan Wolff 11.Legal Construction of Structures of Exploitation /Virginia Mantouvalou 12.A Risk Theory of Exploitation /Horacio Spector Part III. Workplace Democracy and Self-Determination.13.The Right to Strike and Contestatory Citizenship /Alan Bogg and Cynthia Estlund 14.Trade Unions and Political Equality /Martin O'Neill and Stuart White Part IV. Social Inclusion.15.Gender and the Labour of Law /Joanne Conaghan 16.Social Inclusion for Labour Law: Meeting Particular Scales of Justice /Einat Albin 17.Volunteer Work, Inclusivity, and Social Equality /Sabine Tsuruda 18.Reinforcing the Philosophical Foundations of Social Inclusion: The Isolated Worker in the Isolated State /Mark Freedland.