New books


Changing industrial relations x26 modernisation of labour law

liber amicorum in honour of professor Marco Biagi

Marco Biagi, Manfred Weiss og Roger Blanpain

Kluwer Law International 2003 ISBN 9041120084

Thirty-three distinguished authorities in the field of labour and industrial relations law gather here to enhance and complement the work of the late Marco Biagi, a man who, at the time of his violent and untimely death, had shown himself to be the most insightful and committed international scholar in this complex and controversial and, as it proved, even dangerous field.
The topics covered range over many of Professor Biagi's special interests, including the following:
the formulation of a new basis for labour law that could resolve new issues;
employee protection in corporate restructuring;
the trend toward individual 'enterprise bargaining';
a new European employment policy and what it might entail;
the growing phenomenon of 'flexibilisation';
the effects of an aging workforce;
the crucial nexus of free trade, labour, and human rights;
the promise of EU enlargement; and
protection of part-time workers.
There is a lot of insight, innovation, and just clear thinking in this wide-ranging and far-reaching book. It will be of exceptional value to scholars, lawyers, and others concerned with the extensive and unpredictable changes under way in today's world of work.

Table of Contents
List of Contributors
Curriculum Vitae of Marco Biagi
Foreword; R. Blanpain, M. Weiss
Marco Biagi: The Man and the Master; M. Tiraboschi
Modernisation of Labour Law and Changing Industrial Relations in Latin America; L. Aparicio-Valdez
Corporate Restructuring and Employee Protection: Japan's New Experiment; T. Araki
Modernisation of Labour Law and Industrial Relations: The Age Factor; R. Ben-Israel
The Role of the Court of Justice in the Making of European Labour Law; R. Blanpain
Discutendo intorno all'art. 18 dello Statuto dei Lavoratori; F. Carinci
Modernising Australian Labour Law: Individualisation and the Shift from 'Compulsory' Conciliation and Arbitration to Enterprise Bargaining; B.Creighton
Labour-Only Contracting: The Norwegian Way; S. Evju
Lex Laboris: Quo Vadis? The Swedish Experience; R. Fahlbeck
Law Reform, American Style: Thoughts on a Restatement of the Law of Employment; M.W. Finkin
Reflections on the Evolving Environment of Industrial Relations; A. Gladstone
Assessing Employment Policies from an Organic Perspective: The Needed Transition from Job Security and Job Welfare to Personal Security and Welfare; A. Goldman
Deregulation and International Regulation: An Asian Perspective; T. Hanami
Four Approaches to the Modernisation of Individual Employment Rights; B. Hepple
Changing Perspectives of Dismissal Protection; A. Jacobs
Pour une contribution des universitaires à la dynamique des normes internationales du travail; J.-C. Javillier
The Employment Chapter of the Amsterdam Treaty: Towards a New European Employment Policy? B.K. Keller
Needed: American Leadership for a Global Work and Employment Policy; T.A. Kochan
The Contemporary Trends of Labour Law in Western Europe as the Mirror of the EC Convention on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations; J.-P. Laborde
Dispute Settlement Procedures and Flexibilisation of Employment Relations: Remedies against Unfair Dismissal under Italian Law; S. Liebman
Flexible Rules or Rigid Labour Relations? Some Reflections about French Labour Law Facing with Technological, Economic and Social Contemporary Changes; M.-F. Mialon
Do We Need a Social Policy for Europe? A. Neal
La nueva dimensi n del derecho del trabajo; M. Rodriguez-Pi ero y Bravo-Ferrer
The Limits on Rationality; J. Rojot
The Codification of Russian Labour Law: Issues and Perspectives; O. Rymkevitch
The Need of Modernising German Labour Law Arising from the Ban of Age Discrimination; M. Schmidt
Basic Agreements on Poland; M. Sewerynski
Free Trade v. Labour Rights/Human Rights: Doubts, Definitions, Difficulties; C.W. Summers Dove va il Modello Giapponese di Lavoro? Y. Suwa
Protection of Part-Time Workers in the Case Law of the Court of Justice of the European Communities; E. Traversa
What Can European Governments Do for Employment Policies? T. Treu
Industrial Relations and EU Enlargement; M. Weiss
Japan's Labour Relations Commissions and the Modernisation of Industrial Relations; K. Yamaguchi