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- DescriptionThis edited collection examines the multi-faceted ways in which labour standards can play a role in the achievement of development. A variety of critical perspectives are presented here, with contributions from a number of different disciplines, including law, politics, and ecomics. The book begins by considering potential theoretical connections between work and development, ackwledging controversy over how the latter should be approached, interpreted and rendered 'sustainable'. The remainder of the collection is devoted to an analysis of the part that protection of labour standards can play in developmental terms, with reference to concrete issues: anti-discrimination, child labour, trade relations, and social dialogue. The book concludes with a final chapter, reflecting on how theory has been and could be put into practice. The theme that transcends all the contributions to this collection is that of human agency. The authors are t merely interested in the realisation of an individual person's 'functioning' in society (which development will assist), but also with the ways that people can be engaged in the very process of defining what development aims should and can be. They do t wish to see ecomic, social and environmental development objectives as being determined by technical experts and implemented according to their prescriptions. Rather, they consider development in procedural as well as substantive terms, and in participatory as well as material terms.
- Author BiographyProfessor Tonia Novitz first studied law in New Zealand and qualified there as a Barrister and Solicitor, specialising in employment law and civil litigation. She then studied at Balliol College, Oxford, where she was awarded the BCL and completed her doctorate. She has been a visiting fellow at the International Institute for Labour Studies (Geneva), a Jean Monnet Fellow and a Marie Curie Fellow at the European University Institute (Florence) and a senior visiting fellow at the University of Melbourne. David Mangan is Lecturer in the Law of Obligations at the University of Leicester. Research and teaching interests include employment, tort and contract law with an emphasis on professional services. He has been a consultant in public sector labour relations and is a barrister and solicitor in Canada. His doctorate was recently completed at the London School of Economics. Publications have dealt with employment, tort and education law.
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication24/11/2011
- SubjectEconomics: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleBritish Academy Original Paperbacks
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight432 g
- Width157 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Edited byDavid Mangan,Tonia Novitz
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