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Networking the Rule of Law: How Change Agents Reshape Judicial Governance in the EU

Networking the Rule of Law: How Change Agents Reshape Judicial Governance in the EU

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...

Social Systems Theory and Judicial Review: Taking Jurisprudence Seriously

Social Systems Theory and Judicial Review: Taking Jurisprudence Seriously

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...

The Changing Law of the Employment Relationship: Comparative Analyses in the European Context

The Changing Law of the Employment Relationship: Comparative Analyses in the European Context

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...

Contract and Control in the Entertainment Industry: Dancing on the Edge of Heaven

Contract and Control in the Entertainment Industry: Dancing on the Edge of Heaven

Steve Greenfield, Guy Osborn
November 11, 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...

Constitutional Evolution in Central and Eastern Europe: Expansion and Integration in the EU

Constitutional Evolution in Central and Eastern Europe: Expansion and Integration in the EU

Alexander H.E. Morawa, Kyriaki Topidi
November 11, 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,...

Rethinking Job Security: A Comparative Analysis of Unfair Dismissal Law in the UK, Australia and the USA

Rethinking Job Security: A Comparative Analysis of Unfair Dismissal Law in the UK, Australia and the USA

Joanna Howe
October 26, 2016

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...

The Global Reach of EU Law

The Global Reach of EU Law

Elaine Fahey
August 19, 2016

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...

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