The Purposes and Techniques of Voice: Prospects for Continuity and Change

Alan Bogg, Tonia A Novitz

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This chapter considers the purposes of workplace voice and their implication for assessment of techniques used to promote voice. In so doing, we address the significance of identities, institutions, and locations of voice; while assessing what it means for law to ensure that voices are ‘heard’. Cross-cutting theoretical themes that possess a deep comparative resonance are explored. In particular, the role of deliberative theory, human rights discourse, and the impact of the common law upon worker voice are assessed. The chapter concludes with an affirmation of the enduring significance of labour law’s doctrinal autonomy and the interplay between industrial and political voice in the Voices countries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVoices at Work
Subtitle of host publicationContinuity and Change in the Common Law World
EditorsAlan Bogg, Tonia Novitz
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)9780199683130
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2014

Structured keywords

  • PolicyBristol
  • trade unions, collective bargaining, voice, regulation, democracy, identity
  • PolicyBristolBusinessAndEconomicPolicy


  • voices, labour, trade unions, regulation


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