Malaysian labour and the theory of interdependent power

Miles, Lilian ORCID logoORCID: and Croucher, Richard ORCID logoORCID: (2016) Malaysian labour and the theory of interdependent power. Global Labour Journal, 7 (3) . pp. 297-314. ISSN 1918-6711 [Article] (doi:10.15173/glj.v7i3.2500)

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We reflect upon Malaysian labour’s efforts in advocating reform. Its actions to focus political attention on labour issues at the 2013 general election are analysed. Although the election presented a rare opportunity for labour to bring workers’ issues to centre stage, it did not do so. Piven’s theory of “interdependent” power provides a useful lens through which labour’s failure can be analysed. Reflections regarding the utility of the theory for social movements in non-liberal contexts are offered.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
Item ID: 20640
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Depositing User: Lilian Miles
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2016 11:33
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 21:38

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