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Valori del diritto del lavoro ed economia di mercato = Values of labor law and market economy. WP C.S.D.L.E. “Massimo D’Antona”.IT – 395/2019

Del Punta, Riccardo (2019) Valori del diritto del lavoro ed economia di mercato = Values of labor law and market economy. WP C.S.D.L.E. “Massimo D’Antona”.IT – 395/2019. [Working Paper]

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    The author deals with the topic of labour law’s inspiring values, which are discussed in their connection and co-evolution with the processes of transformation of the economic and social reality. Under this perspective of analysis, the author firstly takes a stand on the controversial relationship between labour law and the economic rationality in a broad sense. The presence of two basic approaches within the labour law culture, which are characterised by divergent views and attitudes on the market economy, is maintained (§ 2). The ways in which the discipline has responded to the neoliberal attack is then discussed (§ 3). Against this background, some arguments in favour of an “economically sustainable” labour law, which is aimed at reaching the best possible compromise between social and economic instances, along the thread of the enhancement of human labour, are put forward (§ 4). On the basis of the described context, the author comes back to the topic of labour law’s values, in order to suggest a constructive reinterpretation of the latter, which makes them more fit to the current processes of transformation, in particular as regards the non-paternalistic promotion of the worker’s autonomy and role. The Capabilities Approach is proposed as an ideal guide in view of such a revisiting (§ 5). The article is concluded by basic remarks about the implications of the suggested approach as regards the selection of the regulation techniques and the impact evaluations (§ 6).

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > employment/labour market
    Countries > Italy
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
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    Series: Series > University of Catania > Department of Law, C.S.D.L.E. "Massimo D'Antona" Working Papers .IT
    Depositing User: Daniel Pennell
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: Italian
    Date Deposited: 20 May 2020 13:56
    Number of Pages: 32
    Last Modified: 01 Jun 2020 15:31

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