UM  > 社會科學學院  > 傳播系
Worker struggles and factory occupation in China during the current economic crisis
Liu,Shih Diing; Shi,Wei
2017-03-17
Source PublicationSocial Movement Studies
ISSN14742829 14742837
Volume16Issue:3Pages:355-360
Abstract

As China’s economy continues to slow down after two decades of breakneck growth, strikes and labour protests have erupted across the world’s most populous workers state. In the face of slumping demand, frequent lay-offs, factory relocations and shutdowns have triggered wildcat strikes and disruptive protests over wages, jobs and social protection. These mobilizations are escalated by the failure of local governments to enforce labour laws; however, these disruptions do not attempt to make broad-based demands or attack the ruling Communist Party. During the economic crisis, factory occupation has re-emerged as a protest tactic and created ad hoc spaces of collective discussion, self-management and worker solidarity. Yet since factory occupation is physically bounded and isolated from other struggles, it is more vulnerable to state repression. As the crisis deepens, it remains to be seen if workers’ frustration with state governance can still be limited to purely survival issues, without leading to a new politicization and the formation of a generalized opposition to the state.

KeywordChina Economic Crisis Factory Occupation Protest Strike Workers
DOI10.1080/14742837.2016.1259106
URLView the original
Indexed BySSCI ; SSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaGovernment & Law ; Sociology
WOS SubjectPolitical Science ; Sociology
WOS IDWOS:000396839900007
Fulltext Access
Citation statistics
Cited Times [WOS]:1   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document TypeJournal article
CollectionDEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION
Corresponding AuthorLiu,Shih Diing
AffiliationDepartment of CommunicationUniversity of Macau,Macao
First Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
Corresponding Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
Recommended Citation
GB/T 7714
Liu,Shih Diing,Shi,Wei. Worker struggles and factory occupation in China during the current economic crisis[J]. Social Movement Studies,2017,16(3):355-360.
APA Liu,Shih Diing,&Shi,Wei.(2017).Worker struggles and factory occupation in China during the current economic crisis.Social Movement Studies,16(3),355-360.
MLA Liu,Shih Diing,et al."Worker struggles and factory occupation in China during the current economic crisis".Social Movement Studies 16.3(2017):355-360.
Related Services
Recommend this item
Bookmark
Usage statistics
Export to Endnote
Google Scholar
Similar articles in Google Scholar
[Liu,Shih Diing]'s Articles
[Shi,Wei]'s Articles
Baidu academic
Similar articles in Baidu academic
[Liu,Shih Diing]'s Articles
[Shi,Wei]'s Articles
Bing Scholar
Similar articles in Bing Scholar
[Liu,Shih Diing]'s Articles
[Shi,Wei]'s Articles
Terms of Use
No data!
Social Bookmark/Share
All comments (0)
No comment.
 

Items in the repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.