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    Oxford : Oxford University Press
    Format: xvii, 186 Seiten
    Edition: First edition
    ISBN: 9780192857156
    Series Statement: Oxford labour law
    Content: "When discussing exploitation in workplaces, governments typically deploy a rhetoric of personal responsibility. They place attention on employers who take advantage of workers, or on workers who choose non-standard, precarious work arrangements. On this account, the responsibility of the state is to address the harm inflicted by private actors. This book questions the heavy focus on individual responsibility for precarious work and develops the concept of 'state-mediated structural injustice at work'. We observe this when legislation that has an appearance of legitimacy has effects that are very damaging for large numbers of people, constituting a major cause of structures of exploitation at work. The book uses a series of examples, such as migrant workers, captive workers, people under welfare conditionality schemes and other precarious workers, to show how the law creates structures of injustice, making exploitation long-term, standard and routine. It also assesses these examples against human rights principles - both civil and political and economic and social rights. The aim of the book is to show that both the overall structures and parts of those structures routinely lead to workers' exploitation that may give rise to state responsibility for human rights violations, and that there is a pressing need for reform"--
    Additional Edition: Erscheint auch als Online-Ausgabe ISBN 978-0-19-267139-4
    Language: English
    Subjects: Law
    Author information: Mantouvalou, Virginia
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