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This book is the English edition of what has become widely known as 'The Supiot Report' - a bold and far-reaching look at the changing nature of work initiated by the EC. It takes as its starting point the profound changes that have taken place in the underlying employment relationship and associated human resource practices over the past twenty years. These developments are placed in their economic, social, and institutional contexts, while also providing a valuable comparative study of labour law in the main European countries. Competitive pressures on firms, the search for greater efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of public services, the changing role of women in society, and the desire for greater choice on the part of individuals are all important motives for change. The legal framework and the structures and organizations which represent the interests of workers and employers must respond to these changes. Drawing on illustrations from a number of European countries, the book suggests that the legal framework should encourage greater collaboration in the workplace, particularly over issues such as training. But it should also place work within its social context and facilitate genuine choices by individuals.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199243051
ISBN-10: 0199243050
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 162mm x 20mm)
Pages: 260
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 26-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alain Supiot

Alain Supiot received his State Doctorate in Law in 1979 (Bordeaux), and became Professor of Law in 1980, first at the University of Poitiers and then at the University of Nantes. His career has included many periods of research abroad including at the Institute of Industrial Relations, Berkeley in 1981; the European University Institute, Florence in 1989/90; and the Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute of Advanced Studies), Berlin in 1997/8. He has written many books on labour and social security law including Critique du Droit du Travail (1994), and the collective work Le Travail en perspectives (1998). He is a member of the Scientific Council of the French National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS), and chair of the National Council for the Development of the Human and Social Sciences.

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