Law and fair work in China / Sean Cooney, Sarah Biddulph and Ying Zhu.

Author
Cooney, Sean, 1963- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Abingdon, Oxon [U.K.] ; New York : Routledge, 2013.
Description
189 p. ; 24 cm.

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Series
  • Routledge contemporary China series ; 93. [More in this series]
  • Routledge contemporary China series ; 93
Summary note
  • "China's economic reforms have brought the country both major international clout and widespread domestic prosperity. At the same time, the reforms have led to significant social upheaval, particularly manifest in labour relations. Each year, several hundred thousand disputes break out over working conditions, many of them violent, and the Chinese state has responded with both legal and political strategies. This book investigates how Chinese governments have used law, and other forms of regulation, to govern working conditions and combat labour disputes. Starting from its beginnings in the Republican period the book traces the evolution of the law of work in modern China right up to the reforms of the present day. It goes on to consider the structure of Chinese work law, drawing on both Chinese and Western scholarship to provide new insights into its unique features and assess where the law is innovative and where it is stagnant and unresponsive. Finally, the authors explore the various legal and extra-legal techniques successive Chinese governments have adopted to enforce employment law and the responses of firms, workers and organizations to these practices"-- Provided by publisher.
  • "China's economic reforms have brought the country both major international clout and widespread domestic prosperity. At the same time, the reforms have led to significant social upheaval, particularly manifest in labour relations. Each year, several hundred thousand disputes break out over working conditions, many of them violent, and the Chinese state has responded with both legal and political strategies. This book investigates how Chinese governments have used law, and other forms of regulation, to govern working conditions and combat labour disputes"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9780415674072 (hardback)
  • 0415674077 (hardback)
  • 9780203073001 (ebook)
  • 0203073002 (ebook)
LCCN
2012027484
OCLC
706022652
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