Chinese migrant worker representation and institutional change: social or centralist corporatism?

Croucher, Richard ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9617-734X and Miles, Lilian ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7224-757X (2010) Chinese migrant worker representation and institutional change: social or centralist corporatism? Asian Journal of Comparative Law, 5 (1) . ISSN 1932-0205 [Article] (doi:10.2202/1932-0205.1245)

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Abstract

This article argues that the Chinese state has more highly articulated policies to deal with social disturbance than previously recognized by specialists. It does so by highlighting and critically analyzing the policies followed to improve the opportunities for migrant worker representation. The state has adopted a three-pronged policy. It has improved migrant worker rights, encouraged the official unions to help enforce these rights and allowed NGOs to offer certain services. The official unions are encouraged to adopt a legal watchdog role by a combination of legislation and limited external organizational competition. We argue that the dynamic of organizational competition is a previously unrecognized factor in moving China in a 'socialist corporatist' direction.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations > Employment Relations group
Item ID: 5737
Notes on copyright: Published version, as permitted by publisher. July 11.
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Depositing User: Lilian Miles
Date Deposited: 24 May 2010 07:08
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2021 07:24
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/5737

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