Readership: Academics in labour law, environment, industrial relations, economics, human geography; policy makers in government, trade unions and NGOs.
Edited by Tonia Novitz, Professor of Labour Law, University of Bristol, and David Mangan, Teaching Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Professor Tonia Novitz first studied law in New Zealand and qualified there as a Barrister and Solicitor, specialising in employment law and civil litigation. She then studied at Balliol College, Oxford, where she was awarded the BCL and completed her doctorate. She has been a visiting fellow at the International Institute for Labour Studies (Geneva), a Jean Monnet Fellow and a Marie Curie Fellow at the European
University Institute (Florence) and a senior visiting fellow at the University of Melbourne.
David Mangan is Lecturer in the Law of Obligations at the University of Leicester. Research and teaching interests include employment, tort and contract law with an emphasis on professional services. He has been a consultant in public sector labour relations and is a barrister and solicitor in Canada. His doctorate was recently completed at the London School of Economics. Publications have dealt with employment, tort and education law.
"The multi-disciplinary nature of the book, as well as the practical approach taken by many of the authors, is to be commended... While the essays in this book depart from a common basis, they move in different directions and cover a wide variety of topics and approaches." - Rebecca Zahn, International and Comparative Law Quarterly
Tonia Novitz and David Mangan: Introduction
Part I: Theoretical Connections between Work and Development
Bob Hepple: Comparative institutional advantage in the context of development
Brian Langille: Human freedom and human capital; re-imagining labour law for development
Part II: Addressing social exclusion and discrimination
Judy Fudge: Gender, equality and capabilities
Jacqui True: Problems of gender, violence, development and labour
Mark Bell: Promoting social inclusion through anti-discrimination law
Part III: Child poverty and child labour as an obstruction to development
Sonia Bhalotra: Understanding the economics of child labour
Surya Deva: Child labour: What "responsibility" might entail for "responsive" corporations
Part IV: Development through trade and/or aid?
Beate Sjafjell: The very basis of our existence: labour and the neglected environmental dimension of sustainable development
Adelle Blackett: Development, the movement of persons, and labour law: trade and aid vs. reasonable labour market access
Part V: Achieving development through social dialogue, corporate social responsibility and other participatory strategies
Charlotte Villiers: Corporate Social Responsibility and Participatory Labour Laws
David Tajgman: How social dialogue and CSR have met up with traditional international supervision in realizing FPRW
Tonia Novitz: Big trade unions and big business: how might international framework agreements promote sustainable development at a local level?
Rolph van der Hoeven: Afterword