Industrial Relations and Labour Law

4 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2015

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Paul Davies

University of Oxford - Harris Manchester College

Mark R. Freedland

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

Date Written: January 2015

Abstract

In this article, it is argued that Bill McCarthy's work in the field of industrial relations brought him into a profound engagement with labour law, despite his initial commitment to the credo of ‘collective laissez‐faire’ with its assertion of a minimal role for labour law in that field. His approach to the post‐1970 developments in labour law was an essentially pragmatic and empirical one, but he maintained the ideals of social justice and collective solidarity and continued to suggest ways in which labour law could best be harnessed to the service of those ideals.

Suggested Citation

Davies, Paul and Freedland, Mark R., Industrial Relations and Labour Law (January 2015). Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 46, Issue 1, pp. 27-30, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2567523 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/irj.12090

Paul Davies

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