Principal Investigator

Prof. Ruth Dukes

R.dukes Official PictureRuth Dukes is Professor of Labour Law at the University of Glasgow. She holds degrees from the University of Edinburgh (LLB), the Humboldt University in Berlin (LLM with distinction), and the London School of Economics (PhD), and joined the University of Glasgow in 2005.

Professor Dukes is a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute of Employment Rights, the Project Board of the Jimmy Reid Foundation, and the Editorial Board of the Spanish Labour Law and Employment Relations Journal. In 2011/12 she was an Early Career Fellow of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and a MacCormick Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. In 2017, she was awarded a Starting Grant by the European Research Council.

Dukes has published numerous articles, book chapters, case notes and reports addressing questions of labour law – among them, the article ‘Otto Kahn-Freund and Collective Laissez-Faire: an Edifice without a Keystone?’, winner of the Modern Law Review’s Wedderburn Prize 2009. Her 2014 monograph, The Labour Constitution: the Enduring Idea of Labour Law (OUP) has been widely reviewed: (45(1) Industrial Law Journal; 79(4) Modern Law Review; 19(3) Edinburgh Law Review; 37(1) Historical Studies in Industrial Relations); 17(4) European Journal of Social Security; 10 Revue de droit du travail) and was runner-up for the SLSA’s Socio-Legal Theory and History Prize 2016. Several of her publications are available here.

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