A Purposive Approach to Labour Law
Reviews and Awards
"An indispensable read for anyone who is involved with labour law and even more so for those who believe labour law is superfluous, outdated or unnecessary. Guy Davidov's book is an excellent way to understand [the topic] in its entirety, its fundamentals, goals, and purpose, its potential and limits, as well as the need to develop a purposive approach to labour law." - Barbara Kresal, Delavci in Delodajalci (Employees & Employers)
"The book is nothing less than the most comprehensive and judicious mapping of attempts at problem-solving in contemporary labour law scholarship and practice (with a tilt toward the Anglophone world) that could have been imagined ... This, then, is labour law for pragmatists - that is, for practitioners and scholars in search of concrete solutions to labour law's enduring dilemmas ... This pragmatist's guide will inform policy makers and researchers already in the field, while educating a new generation of labour lawyers, who on coming to the subject, will find that solutions are after all available to some perennial problems." - Simon Deakin, Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies
"The book is a passionate, thoughtful, and comprehensive [treatment] of the praxis of labour law. It spans over many countries in its examples, but crystalizes some basic truths about labour and the law." - Guy Mundlak, Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies
"Davidov demonstrates how the gap between theory and practice can be bridged ... This incredibly readable and thought-provoking book deserves to be widely read ... and raises many fascinating issues which merit further research." - Joe Atkinson, Industrial Law Journal
"This book provides a welcome reappraisal of labour law as a discipline. Davidov's approach reminds labour lawyers that 'laws are meant for a reason' and that only by understanding the historic role that labour law has played can we understand its place and purpose today. A Purposive Approach to Labour Law is a book about what law should and could be." - Zoe Adams, The Cambridge Law Journal.