Title: Non-state actors within the dynamics of hybrid global labour law

Authors: Ulrich Mückenberger

Addresses: Bremen University, Universitätsallee GW1, D – 28359, Bremen, Germany

Abstract: Transnational business transactions and labour relations are no longer comprehensively covered and shaped by national laws and courts, and traditional international labour law lacks effectiveness with a view to ordering labour relations. Global private ordering, on the other hand, often brings to the fore new ideas and concepts regarding the self-regulation of labour relations, but it is sometimes lacking in both legitimacy and effectiveness. The concept of hybrid global labour law tries to combine the strengths of both sources of labour law while avoiding their weaknesses.

Keywords: business globalisation; labour globalisation; international labour law; private ordering; self-regulation; public labour regulation; private labour regulation; non-state actors; transnational business.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBGE.2015.074348

International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 2015 Vol.10 No.3/4, pp.248 - 263

Available online: 23 Jan 2016 *

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