The Genesis of the Legal Perception to Labour Law: From Commodity to Value
A Study in the Economic and Political Conceptions and the International Conventions Related to Labour Value and their Impact to the National Kuwaiti Legislation (Labour Law No. 6/2010)
Alhajeri, Mashael A. Kuwait Unversity firstname.lastname@example.org
The protective stance of contemporary labour law is based on a bipartite legislative position, where two perspectives to labour compete; a ‘commodity’ perspective that regards labour as a mere factor (input) of production, and a ‘value’ perspective that elevates is to an honorary, morally-charged rank.
This bilateral view to labour casts its shadow on labour legislation, as the methodical study of comparative labour legislation shows that the protective sphere extended to workers shrinks with the spread of the ‘commodity’ view, and expands with the reign of its ‘value’ counterpart.
Against this background, the analysis undertaken in this essay proposes to elucidate the theoretical framework that marks modern day labour law, and to investigate its transformation from the ‘commodity’ to the ‘value’ view in the Kuwaiti law as seen through its theoretical backdrop, with particular emphasis on its underlining economic and political conceptions, insomuch as they relate to international labour conventions.
- Labour Law,
- Marxist Theory,
- مشاعل الهاجري,
- Kuwaiti law
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