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|Thinking the future of work through the history of right to work claims
|Scotto Benito, Pablo
|Dret al treball
Drets socials i econòmics
Right to labor
Social and economic rights
|The wide presence of the right to work in national and international legal texts contrasts with a lack of agreement about the concrete content of this right. According to the hegemonic interpretation, it consists of two elements: (a) extension of wage labour and (b) significant improvement of working conditions. However, if we study the history of right to work claims, especially from the French Revolution to 1848, we can notice that the meaning of this right was rather wider in the past. Rescuing the historical significance of the right to work may help to face the problem of the future of work. In particular, and unlike what might seem at first sight, the claim that everyone should have his or her right to work guaranteed can be a way of articulating and concretizing issues such as workplace democracy, the organization of domestic work or the transition to a sustainable society.
|Versió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1177/0191453719860220
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|PHILOSOPHY AND SOCIAL CRITICISM, 2020, vol. 46, num. 8, p. 942-960
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|Articles publicats en revistes (Ciència Política, Dret Constitucional i Filosofia del Dret)
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