Ethnicity, popular democratic movements and labour in Malaysia

Croucher, Richard ORCID logoORCID: and Miles, Lilian ORCID logoORCID: (2018) Ethnicity, popular democratic movements and labour in Malaysia. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 39 (2) . pp. 294-311. ISSN 0143-831X [Article] (doi:10.1177/0143831X15619237)

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This article uses framing theory to examine how activists and trade unions have framed labour’s political agenda in Malaysia. A polity grounded in ethnicity continues to hinder the formation of cross-ethnic collective worker identities and labour politics. However, inclusive popular democratising movements have strengthened in recent years, providing a favourable context for greater emphasis on non-ethnic political action by trade unions. The latter have shifted in this direction, adopting elements of the popular movement’s ‘human rights’ internationalism. Thus, the democratic movement’s frame has influenced that of the trade unions, with implications for framing theory.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
Item ID: 18790
Notes on copyright: Richard Croucher, Lilian Miles, Ethnicity, popular democratic movements and labour in Malaysia, Economic and Industrial Democracy Vol 39, Issue 2, pp. 294 - 311. Copyright © The Author(s) 2016. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2016 10:12
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