New book: Theorising Labour Law in a Changing World


Theorising Labour Law in a Changing World: Towards Inclusive Labour Law

Edited by Alysia Blackham, Miriam Kullmann and Ania Zbyszewska

This collection brings together perspectives from industrial relations, political economy, political theory, labour history, sociology, gender studies and regulatory theory to build a more inclusive theory of labour law. That is, a theory of labour law that is more inclusive of non-traditional workers (including those in atypical work, or from non-traditional backgrounds); more inclusive of a variety of collective approaches to work regulation that foster solidarity between workers; and more inclusive of interdisciplinary and complex explanations of labour law and its regulatory spaces. The individual chapters speak to this theme of inclusivity in different ways and offer different suggestions for how it might be achieved. They break down the barriers between legal research and other fields, to promote fruitful and integrative conversations across disciplines. In the spirit of inclusivity and intergenerational dialogue, the book blends contributions from early career and emerging scholars with those from leading scholars in the field, featuring critical commentary from senior labour law figures alongside theoretically and empirically informed work.

Alysia Blackham is Associate Blackham at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne.

Miriam Kullmann is Assistant Professor at the Department of Private Law, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Ania Zbyszewska is Assistant Professor in Law and Work, Department of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University.