New book (open access): Inscribing Solidarity: Debates in Labour Law and Beyond (Cambridge University Press)

Inscribing Solidarity: Debates in Labor Law and Beyond
Edited by Julia López López (Pompeu Fabra University)
published by Cambridge University Press on open access

Many governments, large institutions, and collective actors rely on the principle of solidarity to embed social policies on firm normative and legal grounds. In this original volume, a multidisciplinary roster of scholars come together to examine the contributions – and challenges –implicit in relying on the idea of solidarity to 'inscribe' this principle in social policies. Chapters explore how the dependence on the solidarity principle, and especially on inclusive understandings of solidarity, can strengthen or weaken institutions and movements. The volume's contributors cover developments across decades with a multilevel approach exploring dynamic interactions between local, national, and supranational arenas in pursuing and adjudicating the solidarity principle. Unique and innovative, Inscribing Solidarity examines the implications and dynamics of solidarity across a variety of terrains to illuminate its concrete limitations and specific advantages. This title is available via Open Access on Cambridge Core.

Reviews & endorsements
'Solidarity lies at the very heart of employment law. This brilliant volume makes a powerful case for ensuring that it remains inscribed at the very heart of the discipline as we face labor market challenges from sustainability to global pandemics.' Jeremias Adams-Prassl, Professor of Law, Oxford University, Author of Humans as a Service: The Promise and Perils of Work in the Gig Economy

'This volume entails a thought-provoking analysis of the notion of solidarity, and makes an important contribution to the timely comparative discourse on the future of labour law, and its challenges and potential. A group of distinguished scholars examine solidarity from a number of key perspectives, including sustainability, migration, and the Covid-19 pandemic.' Mia Rönnmar, Professor, Faculty of Law, Lund University, Sweden, and Past-President of ILERA (the International Labour and Employment Relations Association)

'This book addresses one of the most pressing issues of our times. Until now, progressive politics has been built upon a shared sense of interest, cohesion, and mutual dependency amongst working and marginalized members of the population. Recently, business practices and neoliberal policies have individualized the work experience and hence undermined solidarity. These essays provide an in-depth examination of solidarity in the current context, and present an invaluable set of prescriptions for reclaiming and sustaining solidarity in today's world.' Katherine Stone, Arjay and Frances Miller Distinguished Professor, UCLA School of Law