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The Capability Approach to Labour Law

Brian Langille


In this volume, leading scholars of both labour law and the Capability Approach (CA) explore the possible connections between their disciplines. Accounts of the CA—particularly those of Martha C. Nussbaum and Amartya Sen—do not specifically address labour law, but the CA is attractive to labour lawyers and scholars examining the foundations of their discipline. The questions being asked are whether the CA has anything to offer labour law, and if it does, what forms might this offering take? And, conversely, what light labour law might shine on the CA? In addressing these questions, the chapter ... More

Keywords: labour law, labor law, Capability Approach, Amartya Sen, Capabilities Approach, Martha C. Nussbaum, work, freedom, employment

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198836087
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198836087.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Langille, editor
Professor, University of Toronto

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Brian Langille

Part I The Capability Approach and Labour Law: Fundamental Questions

Part II The Capability Approach to Labour Law from Other Disciplinary Perspectives

Part III The Capability Approach to Labour Law and Important Labour Law Controversies

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