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dc.contributor.authorBARMES, EMen_US
dc.contributor.editorBogg, Aen_US
dc.contributor.editorCostello, Cen_US
dc.contributor.editorDavies, ACLen_US
dc.contributor.editorPrassi, Jen_US
dc.description.abstractThe question I address in this chapter is whether there should be more empirical enquiry to illuminate the twin current phenomena in the UK of, on the one hand, confusion and incoherence in common law doctrine affecting employment, and, on the other, political indifference to this amidst otherwise frenetic legislative activity related to working life. I argue that more research by labour law scholars could usefully be directed to systematic examination of the functioning in practice of the common law system. My contention is that this has an unusual capacity to deliver a range of instrumental benefits, including of a doctrinal nature. Development in this direction would also build on labour law research traditions that have emphasized the interconnectedness of law with other phenomena, in particular through methodological openness and by conceiving of law as best understood in interaction with its social, economic, political and institutional environments.en_US
dc.format.extent107 - 122en_US
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dc.publisherHart Publishingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofThe Autonomy of Labour Lawen_US
dc.subjectcommon lawen_US
dc.subjectempirical researchen_US
dc.subjectlabour lawen_US
dc.titleCommon Law Confusion and Empirical Labour Lawen_US
dc.typeBook chapter
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