State and Laid-off Workers in Reform China
By (author) Yongshun Cai
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State and Laid-off Workers in Reform China by Yongshun Cai
Book DescriptionIn the 1990s, the Chinese government launched an unprecedented reform of state enterprises, putting tens of millions of people out of work. This empirically rich study calls on comprehensive surveys and interviews, combining quantitative data with qualitative in its examination of the variation in workers' collective action. Cai investigates the difference in interests of and options available to workers that reduce their solidarity, as well as the obstacles that prevent their coordination. In addition, and perhaps more importantly, this book explores the Chinese Government's policies and how their feedback shaped workers' incentives and capacity of action.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415368889
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Yongshun Cai
State and Laid-Off Workers in Reform China, Paperback (October 2013)
The author examines the variation in Chinese workers collective action after the Chinese government launched its 1990 reform of state enterprises, putting tens of millions of people out of work.
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Author Biography - Yongshun Cai
Yongshun Cai is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Social Science at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
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