It is over 20 years since the publication of the Alain Supiot’s much acclaimed work Critique du droit du travail.1 In this time, Western societies have witnessed a profound transformation in the nature of work; technology and the organisation of production; and, according to the author’s latest work, the very nature of law. The legal analysis that makes up La Gouvernance par les nombres is firmly situated within this context, a rapidly evolving world of globalised capitalism. This book goes beyond the boundaries of labour law, the primary focus of Critique, in order to provide an insightful analysis of the Western legal structure in its full complexity. Its purpose is to provide readers with a much needed legal analysis of what the author refers to as ‘neoliberal’ law, or ‘governance by numbers’ and to shed...

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