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EU Intervention in Domestic Labour Law

Phil Syrpis


This book investigates the extent to which the European Union intervenes, and should intervene, in domestic labour law. It examines the stated and potential rationales for EU intervention, and argues that there are considerable merits to be derived from separating out the integrationist, economic, and social arguments which have been deployed in defence of EU intervention. It critically considers the competence of the EU to act in this field, and demonstrates that proper regard for the subsidiarity and proportionality principles can contribute to the legitimacy of the EU. The book is informed ... More

Keywords: European Union, labour law, governance, competence, subsidiarity, proportionality, legitimacy, integration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199277209
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277209.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Phil Syrpis, author
Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol