Umberto Romagnoli

Labour law in front of the crisis

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Keywords: economic crisis; globalization; European Union; social rights; legal culture.

The historical conflict between labour and capital looks to be next to a final solution as never before; and that because the economic crisis, which is a traditional travel mate of labour law, this time impends as a killer. Actually, the present crisis is managed on the ideological background that labour can't pretend any longer to constitute the founding element of the s.c. European social model, even if it continues to be the greatest part of real word. For this reason, the economic emergency is becoming a democratic one, as far as the constitutional relevance of labour law principles legitimated their development as opposed to the capitalistic ratio. The legal culture is proving to be inadequate to tackle critically this situation because of its refusal to elaborate conceptual paradigms alternative to the reduction of labour to a commodity

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