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A Purposive Approach to Labour Law

Guy Davidov


The book addresses the ‘crisis’ of labour law by taking a purposive approach. First, it articulates the goals of labour law. The general goals of labour law are examined and justified, at different level of abstraction. This requires an in-depth normative discussion, including a consideration of critiques. Labour law can be understood as a solution to a ‘labour problem’, such as the vulnerabilities of democratic deficits and dependency. It can also be explained as aiming to advance various values: democracy, distributive justice, dignity, social inclusion, capabilities, and more. The goals of ... More

Keywords: labour law, employment law, purposive approach, purposive interpretation, goals, idea of labour law, coverage crisis, enforcement crisis, reform

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198759034
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759034.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Guy Davidov, author
Elias Lieberman Chair in Labour Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem