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International and European Protection of the Right to Strike
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International and European Protection of the Right to Strike: A Comparative Study of Standards Set by the International Labour Organization, the Council of Europe and the European Union

Tonia Novitz

Abstract

In a time of controversy over the relevance and utility of industrial action, this book outlines the case for protection of a right to strike. It argues that such a right can be viewed as civil, political and socio-economic in nature, depending upon one's conception of ‘good governance’ and ‘democratic participation’ at the national level. This has consequences for what is perceived to be the appropriate scope of the right and the extent of any legitimate exceptions. Critics of domestic labour legislation tend to appeal to international and European standards, chiefly those promulgated by the ... More

Keywords: right to strike, governance, democratic participation, labour legislation, International Labour Organisation, Council of Europe, European Union, industrial action

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780198298540
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298540.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tonia Novitz, author
University of Bristol

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