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A socio-legal understanding of state compensation for silicosis in India

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This thesis explores the emergence of government compensation for silicosis in India by interrogating two main ideas: first, that compensation for workplace disease is an outcome of a shifting relationship between capital, labour and the state on the proper locus of risk and responsibility for worker welfare. Second, labour law, as it developed in both Britain and the colonies excluded large sections of the workforce, often in order to facilitate resource extraction. It narrates the histor...

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SSD
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Law
Sub department:
Socio-Legal Studies Centre
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Type of award:
MPhil
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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