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Author Suarez-Potts, William J.,
Title The making of law : the Supreme Court and labor legislation in Mexico, 1875-1931 / William J. Suarez-Potts.
Imprint Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2012]

Author Suarez-Potts, William J.,
Subject Mexico. Suprema Corte de Justicia -- History.
Labor laws and legislation -- Mexico -- History.
Description 1 online resource
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The rights of free labor, 1875-1910 -- Free labor and the federal judiciary, 1875-1910 -- Porfirian industrial relations and the rights of labor -- Toward social legislation -- Legislating labor law, 1911-1924 -- The Supreme Court and labor law, 1917-1924 -- Labor law and Supreme Court decisions, 1925-1931 -- The enactment of the Federal Labor Law, 1925-1931.
Summary This study argues that the federal judiciary's adjudication of labour disputes and its elaboration of new legal principles played a significant part in the evolution of Mexico's labour law and the nation's political and social compact. This conclusion might seem paradoxical in a country with a civil law tradition, weak judiciary, authoritarian government, and endemic corruption. The book shows how and why judge-made law mattered, and why contemporaries paid close attention to the rulings of Supreme Court justices in labour cases as the nation's system of industrial relations was established.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0804783489 (electronic bk.)
9780804783484 (electronic bk.)
9780804775519 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0804775516 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 811204919
Additional Format Print version: 9780804775519 0804775516 (DLC) 2012009456

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