Globalization, Structural Reform, and Labour Politics in China

Title:
Globalization, Structural Reform, and Labour Politics in China
Authors:
Blecher, Marc J.
Abstract:
To analyze the relationship between globalization and labour protest, this paper compares labour politics in three regions: the highly globalized southeast ‘sunbelt’, the relatively less ‘reformed’, barely globalized, and decaying Manchurian rustbelt, and the broadly ‘reformed’ but only partially globalized and still largely domestically-oriented areas that make up most of the rest of the country, represented in this chapter by the city of Tianjin, the site of the author’s field research. For each, we will identify key dimensions of labour politics. This political configuration forms our explanandum, which is fleshed out region by region. The paper then seeks the explanans of these salient similarities and differences, focusing on the key question of resistance.
Citation:
Blecher, Marc. J. 2010. "Globalization, Structural Reform, and Labour Politics in China." Global Labour Journal 1(1): 90-111.
Publisher:
McMaster University
DATE ISSUED:
2010
Department:
Politics; East Asian Studies
Type:
article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.15173/glj.v1i1.1066
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/309853

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dc.contributor.authorBlecher, Marc J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:19:35Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:19:35Zen
dc.date.issued2010en
dc.identifier.citationBlecher, Marc. J. 2010. "Globalization, Structural Reform, and Labour Politics in China." Global Labour Journal 1(1): 90-111.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1918-6711en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/309853en
dc.description.abstractTo analyze the relationship between globalization and labour protest, this paper compares labour politics in three regions: the highly globalized southeast ‘sunbelt’, the relatively less ‘reformed’, barely globalized, and decaying Manchurian rustbelt, and the broadly ‘reformed’ but only partially globalized and still largely domestically-oriented areas that make up most of the rest of the country, represented in this chapter by the city of Tianjin, the site of the author’s field research. For each, we will identify key dimensions of labour politics. This political configuration forms our explanandum, which is fleshed out region by region. The paper then seeks the explanans of these salient similarities and differences, focusing on the key question of resistance.en_US
dc.publisherMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.15173/glj.v1i1.1066en_US
dc.subject.departmentPoliticsen_US
dc.subject.departmentEast Asian Studiesen_US
dc.titleGlobalization, Structural Reform, and Labour Politics in Chinaen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalGlobal Labour Journalen_US
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