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Labour courts in Great Britain and Sweden: a self-service model v collective regulation

Labour courts in Great Britain and Sweden: a self-service model v collective regulation

Corby, Susan (2013) Labour courts in Great Britain and Sweden: a self-service model v collective regulation. [Working Paper]

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Abstract

The institutions for adjudicating employment rights in Great Britain and Sweden are superficially similar – in both countries there are labour courts with lay judges and both countries are covered by European Union employment legislation. Beneath this surface, however, there are important differences. In Sweden there is collective regulation as the social partners (that is trade unions and employers organisations) continue to play a significant part in the labour court process. In contrast the social partners no longer play a role in the adjudication of employment rights in Great Britain, which provides an individualistic, self-service model. This article traces these changes in Great Britain, and the lack of them in Sweden, before offering theoretical explanations for the differences.

Item Type: Working Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: labour court, individualism, adjudication
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Work & Employment Research Unit
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:24
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10204

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