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Labour Law and the Person

An Agenda for Social Justice

By Lisa Rodgers

Published

Jul 16, 2024

Page count

208 pages

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Bristol Studies in Law and Social Justice

ISBN

978-1529223163

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 16, 2024

Page count

208 pages

Browse the series

Bristol Studies in Law and Social Justice

ISBN

978-1529223187

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Labour Law and the Person

This book aims to revitalise the link between social justice and labour law through exploring the issue of personhood and the ‘subject’ of the law.

Rodgers argues that incorporating a more ‘relational’ notion of self into labour law not only provides a fresh normative perspective through which to evaluate existing labour laws, but will also make us more able to respond to labour market ‘shocks’ and labour market evolution and change into the future.

It is only by embedding relationality into our law that can we really respect the humanity of workers and construct a legal framework through which social justice can be achieved at work.

“Rodgers develops a fascinating and wide-ranging discussion of personhood and labour law, which stands as an important new contribution to debates on theories and philosophical foundations of the field.” Ruth Dukes, University of Glasgow

“Lisa Rodgers offers a bold and original vision for the pursuit of social justice through labour law. This is an exciting book, drawing on our understandings of personhood, while offering scope for reflection on how we might approach present and future challenges.” Tonia Novitz, University of Bristol

Lisa Rodgers is Associate Professor in Law at Leicester Law School.

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Labour Law and the Concept of Personhood.

Chapter 3: Labour Law and Feminist Approaches to Personhood and Social Justice

Chapter 4: The Worker and the Person

Chapter 5: Relationality and Collective Personhood

Chapter 6: The Challenge of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Chapter 7: AI, Technology and Work

Chapter 8: Conclusions