The series provides a forum for the discussion of new fields and new theoretical analyses of law. It seeks to publish research which is located at the interface of law and policy. It is devoted to the contextual analysis of law. Context is understood as meaning both the political and social context as well as the international context of law. Accordingly the series comprises international, European and comparative as well as interdisciplinary approaches to the study of law. A special emphasis lies on socio-legal studies of general legal trends.
Rethinking Job Security A Comparative Analysis of Unfair Dismissal Law in the UK, Australia and the USA
The Global Reach of EU Law
Constitutional Evolution in Central and Eastern Europe Expansion and Integration in the EU
By Aneta Tyc
June 22, 2021
This book provides a set of proposals for how best to guarantee effective enforcement of labour rights worldwide. The linkage between labour standards and global trade has been recurrent for some 200 years. At a time when the world is struggling to find a way out of crisis and is striving for ...
By Joanna Howe
August 14, 2018
This book critically examines the proper role of the law in protecting job security in the contemporary workplace. It provides a historical, theoretical, practical and comparative perspective on this under-researched, but fundamentally important, legal mechanism at a time when the pressure to ...
By Elaine Fahey
May 11, 2018
The EU strives to be a leading rule-making organisation with global reach in both economic and non-economic fields. But how should we understand the science behind this? This book focuses upon unpacking the uncertainty, the form and directions of the global reach of EU law, as a distinctive form of...
By Cristina Dallara, Daniela Piana
October 12, 2017
Judicial networks have proved effective in influencing recent judicial policies enacted by both old and new EU member states. However, this influence has not been standard. This volume seeks to improve our understanding of how networks function, as well as the extent they matter in the governance ...
By Katayoun Baghai
February 07, 2017
This book demonstrates the empirical gains and integrative potentials of social systems theory for the sociology of law. Against a backdrop of classical and contemporary sociological debates about law and society, it observes judicial review as an instrument for the self-steering of a functionally ...
By Alexander H.E. Morawa, Kyriaki Topidi
November 10, 2016
This book examines EU enlargement by studying how domestic constitutional evolution in the new member states contributes to European integration. In contrast to the usual top-down analytical pattern, it reverses the paradigm by looking at constitutional developments and dynamics from the bottom-up,...
By Steve Greenfield, Guy Osborn
November 10, 2016
This book examines the contractual relationships of creative artists within a number of areas of the entertainment industry. Whilst it focuses specifically on football, cricket, boxing and music, developments within other parts of the entertainment business are observed. The book also charts the ...
By Nicola Countouris
November 15, 2016
During the past few decades, industrialized countries have witnessed a progressive crisis of the regulatory framework sustaining the binary model of the employment relationship based on the subordinate employment/autonomous self-employment dichotomy. New atypical and hybrid working arrangements ...