A Global Labour Constitution?

Dukes, R. (2014) A Global Labour Constitution? Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 65,

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This article explores the argument that the idea of the labour constitution, as developed by Hugo Sinzheimer, offers a useful perspective for thinking about labour law today. With reference to the work of Wolfgang Streeck and Karl Polanyi, it highlights the potential benefits of the labour constitution as a framework for analysis. With a view to developing and updating Sinzheimer’s blueprint for a – national – labour constitution, it then engages with two lines of theoretical enquiry into the nature of constitutionalism under conditions of advanced economic globalisation. It concludes by outlining an agenda for further research, informed and inspired by the idea of a global labour constitution.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dukes, Professor Ruth
Authors: Dukes, R.
Subjects:K Law > K Law (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly
Publisher:Queen's University Belfast School of Law
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 Queen's University Belfast
First Published:First published in Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 65
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
552351The Constitutional Function of Labour LawRuth DukesArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/I011684/1LAW - LAW