Labour Law in Post-Democratic and Post-Liberal Societies: A Case of Cognitive Dissonance

4 Pages Posted: 7 Aug 2018

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Harry W. Arthurs

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

Date Written: June 7, 2018

Abstract

Recently I contributed to a volume on the philosophical foundations of labour law. Most contributors located our subject within the discourse of liberal democracy, using terms such as “distributive justice”, “non-exploitation”, “dignity”, “citizenship”, and “social inclusion”. If you have a good memory, you’ll recall that such terminology once commanded respect amongst intellectuals and policy makers, that they were endorsed across the political spectrum, that they enjoyed widespread, if not deep, public support, that they even inspired practical public policies. If you have a good memory you’ll remember all that.

Keywords: Labour law, Society

JEL Classification: K31

Suggested Citation

Arthurs, Harry W., Labour Law in Post-Democratic and Post-Liberal Societies: A Case of Cognitive Dissonance (June 7, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3228089 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3228089

Harry W. Arthurs (Contact Author)

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

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