Revealing the Importance of Ideas: The Intellectual History of Labour Law

Project: Research Fellowship

Project Details

Layman's description

Worker representation on company boards is different in Britain and Germany. But why is that? Why do labour laws in two nearby countries develop differently?

This project looks beyond parliament and the courts to uncover the importance of ideas in shaping our laws. It applies insights from law and historical studies to neverbefore analysed archival material documenting the exchange of ideas between exiled German trade unionists and leaders of the British labour movement at a critical juncture in the 1940s. This new approach focussing on the influence of ideas reveals a unique understanding of the origin and distinctiveness of laws.
Effective start/end date1/05/2231/10/24


  • Leverhulme Trust: £55,913.00


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