This workshop will inquire how neoliberalism, as ideology and policy, has transformed employment law and employment relations. Towards this end, participants will question what neoliberalism truly stands for, and what can be derived from it. To what extent do reforms implemented in recent years derive from a neoliberal agenda and ideology?

The workshop will explore the reasons for the increasing significance of equality and non-discrimination in the work of labour lawyers, and ask: Is there an ideological, political and legal future beyond neoliberalism, and if so – what could it look like?

Participants:

Amir Paz-Fuchs, Senior Lecturer in Employment Law, University of Sussex

Amy Ludlow, Lecturer, Law Faculty, University of Cambridge

Matthew Eagleton-Pierce, Lecturer in International Political Economy, SOAS, London

Judy Fudge, Professor of Law, Kent Univesity

Jason Hickel, Department of Anthropology, LSE

Ben Jackson, Leslie Mitchell Tutorial Fellow in History and Associate Professor of Modern History, University of Oxford

Ewan McGaughey, Lecturer in Private Law, King's College London

Guy Mudlak, Professor of Law, tel Aviv University

Martin Upchurch, Professor of International Employment Relations, Middlesex University

Richard White, Reader in Human Geography, Sheffield Hallam University