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Introduction: Narratives of informality and development

Ashiagbor, Diamond (2019) Introduction: Narratives of informality and development. In: Ashiagbor, Diamond, ed. Re-Imagining Labour Law for Development: Informal Work in the Global North and South. Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK, pp. 1-18. ISBN 978-1-5099-1315-2. E-ISBN 978-1-5099-1313-8. (doi:10.5040/9781509913138.0005) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The aim of this book is to explore labour law's conceptual and normative narrative. If labour law is informed by the wider political and economic landscape within which it operates, then given the declining prevalence of the post-war model of full employment within a formal welfare state regime, what shape does or should labour law assume in response to the transformation of the political economy in countries of the global North? Correspondingly, what is the proper role to be played by labour law and labour relations institutions in the development process within industrialising countries of the global South, where informal employment has long been, and remains, the predominant form? Drawing on the expertise of leading labour law scholars, this collection addresses those questions by examining the growth and continued prevalence of informality. Offering research that is both empirically grounded and doctrinally astute, the book explores the changing character of labour law in the global North and South

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.5040/9781509913138.0005
Uncontrolled keywords: law, labour, development, informal work, informalisation
Subjects: J Political Science > JX International law
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Diamond Ashiagbor
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2019 15:04 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2019 08:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/76570 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Ashiagbor, Diamond: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7533-8853
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