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The Resource Authoritarian legality in China : law, workers, and the state, Mary E. Gallagher

Authoritarian legality in China : law, workers, and the state, Mary E. Gallagher

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Authoritarian legality in China : law, workers, and the state
Title
Authoritarian legality in China
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law, workers, and the state
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Mary E. Gallagher
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Can authoritarian regimes use democratic institutions to strengthen and solidify their rule? The Chinese government has legislated some of the most protective workplace laws in the world and opened up the judicial system to adjudicate workplace conflict, emboldening China's workers to use these laws. This book examines these patterns of legal mobilization, showing which workers are likely to avail themselves of these new protections and find them effective. Gallagher finds that workers with high levels of education are far more likely to claim these new rights and be satisfied with the results. However, many others, left disappointed with the large gap between law on the books and law in reality, reject the courtroom for the streets. Using workers' narratives, surveys, and case studies of protests, Gallagher argues that China's half-hearted attempt at rule of law construction undermines the stability of authoritarian rule. New workplace rights fuel workers' rising expectations, but a dysfunctional legal system drives many workers to more extreme options, including strikes, demonstrations and violence"--
  • "Authoritarian Legality at Work: The Workplace and China's Urbanization 500 million people have already left their rural hometowns for Chinese cities; when they do so they are looking for work. How work is structured has implications far beyond the Chinese workplace; workplace institutions directly influence the pace and nature of China's urbanization. This book is about the Chinese state's project to develop legal institutions to manage workplace relations. My motivation in writing about these topics and studying them for many years is the connection that the specialized institutions that regulate and manage China's labor markets have to the larger challenges of China's dual transition: from socialism to capitalism and from agriculture to industry. Labor institutions, as vehicles to structure labor markets and the workplace, are inseparable from these two transitions and the massive and unprecedentedly rapid urbanization that has accompanied them"--
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1969-
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Gallagher, Mary Elizabeth
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Labor laws and legislation
  • Labor policy
  • Employee rights
  • Authoritarianism
  • Authoritarianism
  • Employee rights
  • Labor laws and legislation
  • Labor policy
  • China
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Authoritarian legality in China : law, workers, and the state, Mary E. Gallagher
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 252 pages
Isbn
9781107444485
Lccn
2017011178
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)987337991
Label
Authoritarian legality in China : law, workers, and the state, Mary E. Gallagher
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 252 pages
Isbn
9781107444485
Lccn
2017011178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)987337991

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