Dr Ruth Dukes
- Senior Lecturer (Law)
Ruth Dukes is a Senior Lecturer in Labour Law. She holds degrees from the University of Edinburgh (LLB), the Humboldt University in Berlin (LLM with distinction), and the London School of Economics (PhD). In 2011/12 she was an Early Career Fellow of the AHRC and a MacCormick Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute of Employment Rights, and of the Editorial Board of the Spanish Labour Law and Employment Relations Journal.
In 2010, Dr Dukes was awarded the Modern Law Review's Wedderburn Prize for her article 'Otto Kahn-Freund and Collective Laissez-Faire: an Edifice without a Keystone?'. Her 2014 monograph, The Labour Constitution: the Enduring Idea of Labour Law (OUP) was runner-up for the SLSA’s Socio-Legal Theory and History Prize 2016.
Ruth Dukes’ research interests lie in the field of labour law, particularly collective labour law, and theories and systems of worker representation. She has published work on trade union law, employee information and consultation, and British and German industrial relations history. She is the author of The Labour Constitution, published in 2014 as part of the OUP series, Oxford Monographs on Labour Law.
Dukes, R. (2014) The Labour Constitution: The Enduring Idea of Labour Law. Series: Oxford monographs on labour law. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780199601691
Dukes, R. (2011) Hugo Sinzheimer and the constitutional function of labour law. In: Davidov, G. and Langille, B. (eds.) The Idea of Labour Law. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199693610
Dukes, R. (2009) Otto Kahn-Freund and collective Laissez-Faire: an edifice without a keystone? Modern Law Review, 72(2), pp. 220-246. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-2230.2009.00741.x)
Dr Dukes has been awarded the following grants:
Dr Ruth Dukes was awarded £2500 from the Adam Smith Research Foundation to finance a one day Conference on Labour Law and Labour Markets: New Methodologies.
Dr Ruth Dukes and Professor Emilios Christodoulidis were awarded £2000 from Social & Legal Studies to help finance a series of seminars on the topic of Social Rights and Markets
Dr Ruth Dukes and Professors Alan Bogg (Oxford) and Tonia Novitz (Bristol) were awarded £3575 from the Modern Law Review to finance a one day conference in celebration of the scholarship of Bob Simpson, The Changing Face of Collective Labour Law.
Dr Ruth Dukes was awarded a £65,675 Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellowship in 2011 for research on the Constitutional Function of Labour Law.
Dr Ruth Dukes and Prof Emilios Christodoulidis were awarded a grant of £4,000 by the Modern Law Review to finance a series of seminars on the topic of ‘Constitutionalising Employment Relations’ with papers from Harry Arthurs, Alain Supiot and Gunther Teubner.
Dr Ruth Dukes was awarded £1500 from the Industrial Law Society to sponsor a plenary session at the Critical Legal Studies Conference, with papers from Karl Klare and Keith Ewing.
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