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Congratulations to Mohammad Ferdosi who successfully defended his doctoral thesis

Mohammad Ferdosi successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled: The Development of Employment Protection Legislation in the United Kingdom (1963-2018) and Sweden (1971-2020)

Apr 07, 2022

The thesis examines how and why employment protection legislation developed in the United Kingdom and Sweden in the ways that it did from its early beginnings to the present period. It answers questions about the initial impetus for statutory regulation, the number, content and impact of significant protections adopted and the preferences of key stakeholders with material interests in the policymaking process. It does this by drawing on a variety of both primary and secondary source materials, including employment protection databases, parliamentary records and research publications. At the same time, it assesses the explanatory merit of dominant theories in the political economy literature by testing them against the available empirical evidence. 

Mohammad's committee included Dr. Stephen McBride, Dr. Peter Graefe, Dr. Stephanie Ross, and Dr. Robert O'Brien. Thank you goes out to Dr. Robert Storey for serving as chair and Dr. Eric Tucker for serving as the external examiner.