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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    Research held at the University of Cambridge in April 2014 It contains contributions from experts across a range of disciplines including employment relations industrial psychology sociology economics and political science to consider four broad themes the case for empiricism in labour law the potential for mixed methods methodological possibilities and insights from other disciplines practical challenges and words of caution for those conducting empirical research This collection seeks to cultivate confidence and competence in empirical methods among both established and young labour law scholars through an intergenerational and interdisciplinary lessons learned dialogue It contributes to the broader debate regarding empirical research methods in labour law and casts light on how empirical research can be conducted in highly contested fields to enhance and enrich labour law policymaking This collection offers the first stage of a collaborative and interdisciplinary dialogue on empirical labour law research to emphasise the importance of collaboration and intergenerational mentoring in building empirical capacity Amy Ludlow is Fellow and College Lecturer in Law at Gonville and Caius College and Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Law University of Cambridge Alysia Blackham is Turpin Lipstein Fellow and College Lecturer in Law at Clare College and Affiliated Lecturer in the

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781849466783 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    quality services but not at the expense of public sector workers The public procurement rules most significantly Directive 2004 18 EC often provide the legal framework within which the Government must deliver on its promises This book goes behind the operation of these rules and explores their interaction with the Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment Regulations 2006 TUPE regulations that were intended to offer workers protection when their employer is restructuring his business The practical effectiveness of both sources of regulation is critiqued from a social protection perspective by reference to empirical findings from a case study of the competitive tendering exercise for management of HMP Birmingham that was held by the National Offender Management Service between 2009 and 2011 Overall the book challenges the Government s portrayal of competition policies as self evident sources of improvement for public services It highlights the damage that can be caused by competitive processes to social capital and the organisational cultural and employment strengths of a public service Overall it casts doubt upon the desirability and suitability of using competition as a policy mechanism to improve public services Amy Ludlow is a Lecturer in Law at Gonville and Caius College Cambridge University

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781849466547 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    an autonomous field of study This book is based upon the papers written by a group of leading international scholars on this theme delivered at a conference to mark Professor Mark Freedland s retirement from his teaching fellowship in Oxford The chapters explore the boundaries and connections between labour law and other legal disciplines such as company law competition law contract law and public law labour law and legal methodologies such as reflexive governance and comparative law and labour law and other disciplines such as ethics economics and political philosophy In so doing it represents a cross section of the most sophisticated current work at the cutting edge of labour law theory Alan Bogg is Professor of Labour Law at the University of Oxford and Fellow and Tutor in Law at Hertford College Cathryn Costello is Andrew W Mellon Associate Professor in International Human Rights and Refugee Law Refugee Studies Centre Oxford Department of International Development ACL Davies is Professor of Law and Public Policy University of Oxford and Garrick Fellow and Tutor in Law at Brasenose College Jeremias Prassl is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law University of Oxford and a Tutorial Fellow at Magdalen College Oxford

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781849466219 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    valuable because productive labour generates goods needed for survival like food and housing goods needed for self development like education and culture and other material goods that people wish to have in order to live a fulfilling life A job also generally inspires a sense of achievement self esteem and the esteem of others But the question remains do we have a human right to work If so what is the content of the right Does it impose a duty on governments to promote full employment Does it entail an obligation to protect decent work Do migrants have a right to work This book addresses the uncertainty and controversy that surround the right to work both in theoretical scholarship and in policymaking It discusses the philosophical underpinnings of the right to work and its development in human rights law in national jurisdictions including the United Kingdom Australia Japan France and the United States and at the international level of the United Nations the European Social Charter the International Labour Organization the European Convention on Human Rights and other legal orders Virginia Mantouvalou is a Reader in Human Rights and Labour Law and Co Director of the Institute for Human Rights

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781849465106 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    directions of equality law and policy From the Foreword to the first edition by Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC This is no ordinary law book and its author is no ordinary lawyer The book like the Equality Act 2010 which it describes and discusses is a major landmark in the long struggle for effective legal protection of equal rights and equal treatment without direct or indirect discrimination It places the law in its political economic and social context and traces its often contested and controversial legal history the first in depth academic analysis of this complex and wide ranging legislation sure to be one of the leading points of reference for future scholars The book is very well written in a style that happily blends accessible and captivating commentary with perceptive insight and reflection a valuable introduction to the field At the same time there is a richness and depth that will make this book stimulating for the specialists in equality law whether academic or practitioner Stimulating thought provoking and a worthwhile investment for scholars and students of equality law Mark Bell Social and Legal Studies admirably fulfils the aim of informing the general reader as well as students

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781849466394 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    English jurists Born in South Africa he came to England as a Rhodes scholar to study law at the University of Oxford After graduating from the Bachelor of Civil Laws as Vinerian Scholar he was elected Stowell Civil Law Fellow of University College There followed an extremely distinguished judicial career including 14 years as a member of the Judicial Committee of the House of Lords from 1995 to 2009 In 2009 Lord Hoffmann returned to the Oxford Law Faculty as a Visiting Professor In this volume current and past colleagues of Lord Hoffmann from the University of Oxford examine different aspects of his jurisprudence in diverse areas of private and public law The contributions are testament to the clarity and creativity of his judicial and extra judicial writings to his enduring influence and extraordinary intellectual breadth and to the respect and affection in which he is held Paul S Davies is an Associate Professor in Law at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Catherine s College Oxford Justine Pila is University Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law Senior Law Tutor and College Counsel at St Catherine s College as well as a Fellow of the Oxford Institute of

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781849465915 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    a wide range of policy areas such as energy health financial services and data protection When policy making meets behavioural sciences effective and low cost regulations can emerge in the form of default rules smart disclosure and simplification requirements While behaviourally informed intervention has a huge potential for policymaking it also attracts legitimacy and practicability concerns Nudge and the Law takes a European perspective on those issues and explores the legal implications of the emergent phenomenon of behavioural regulation by focusing on the challenges and opportunities it may offer to EU policy making and beyond This book offers an exceptionally impressive and wide ranging set of essays on behaviourally informed approaches to law and regulation in Europe with particular reference to nudges In Europe as elsewhere an important question is drawing increasing attention what are the ethical limits on nudges Insofar as the goal is to promote navigability the ethical objections are greatly weakened and might well dissipate In this regard Alemanno and Sibony offer some helpful reflections on how to assess the autonomy objection to nudges They argue plausibly in my view that many behavioural interventions are neutral with respect to autonomy because they affect behaviour in instances where

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781849467322 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    a variety of angles the book explores the themes of competition regulation and certain public policies their interactions and in some cases their mutual tensions The authors of the various chapters consider legal and economic issues relating to network industries industrial environmental and trade policies and intellectual property and innovation policies among others Comparative views and the views of judges from different jurisdictions are provided and techniques for mediating among different policy objectives and frameworks are discussed Authors contributing to this book include Rafael Allendesalazar Robert D Anderson Marco Boccaccio Ginevra Bruzzone Cristina Caffarra Alexandre de Streel Ian Forrester Douglas Ginsburg Geert Goeteyn Calvin Goldman Daniel Haar Küllike Jürimäe Suzanne Kingston Lars Kjølbye Paul Lugard Mel Marquis Veljko Milutinovic Giorgio Monti Anna Caroline Müller Rosa Perna Anthony Pygram Philip Lowe Pierre Régibeau and Jon Stern Philip Lowe is a Non Executive Director of the UK Competition and Markets Authority He was Director General of DG Competition from 2002 to 2010 and Director General of DG Energy from 2010 to 2013 During his tenure at the European Commission from 1973 to 2013 he also held several other senior administrative posts Mel Marquis is Part time Professor of Law at the European

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781849465823 (2016-02-13)
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