Labour regulation and development: Socio-legal perspectives

This book explores the question of whether labour law has a positive role to play in promoting economic development, bringing fresh perspectives to a debate that has raged for many years. It includes chapters from leading scholars in the field and presents views and experiences from Latin America, South Asia and southern Africa.

The contributors address important topics including how labour laws might cover the precarious and informal workers that make up the majority of the workforces in many developing countries, ways labour could regulate the negative pressures generated by supply chain dynamics, the inter-relationship of trade and labour standards, and new roles for the ILO in supporting reforms to labour laws around the world.

Co-published with Edward Elgar.