Globalization and Labour in China and India: Impacts and Responses

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Globalization has pushed China and India to the centre of the stage but what has been the impact on workers in these countries? This book demonstrates the complexity of the processes and responses at play. There are signs that both states are shifting their role in a 'counter movement from above'. But will this be enough to quell the social unrest?

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Overview

Globalization has pushed China and India to the centre of the stage but what has been the impact on workers in these countries? This book demonstrates the complexity of the processes and responses at play. There are signs that both states are shifting their role in a 'counter movement from above'. But will this be enough to quell the social unrest?

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PAUL BOWLES is Professor of Economics and International Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada. His research interests are globalization, the political economy of China and global finance. Recent books include National Currencies and Globalization: Endangered Specie?, National Perspectives on Globalization (co-edited, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) and Regional Perspectives on Globalization (co-edited, Palgrave Macmillan 2007).
 
JOHN HARRISS is Director of the School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University, Canada, and a former Director of the Development Studies Institute at the London School of Economics, UK. His research interests are focussed on the politics and political economy of India, and he is the author (with Stuart Corbridge) of Reinventing India.

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Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION
Globalization's Problematic for Labour: Three Paradigms; P.Bowles
PART II: CHINA: IMPACTS AND RESPONSES
Managing Liberalization and Globalization in Rural China: Trends in Rural Labour Allocation, Income and Inequality; X.Dong, P.Bowles & H.Chang
The Role of the State, Labour Policy and Migrant Workers' Struggles in Globalized China; C.King-Chi Chan, P.Ngai & J.Chan
Globalization, Structural Reform, and Labor Politics in China; M.Blecher
China's New Labour Contract Law: Is China Moving Towards Increased Power for Workers?; H.Wang, R.P.Appelbaum, F.Degiuli & N.Lichtenstein
PART III: INDIA: IMPACTS AND RESPONSES
The Impact of Liberalisation and Globalization of India's Agrarian Economy; V.K.Ramachandran & V.Rawal
Globalisation, the Financial Crisis and Petty Commodity Production in India's Socially Regulated Informal Economy; B.Harriss-White
Beyond the Factory: Globalisation, Informalisation of Production and the New Locations of Labour; K.Sanyal & R.Bhattacharya
Class in Industrial Disputes: Case Studies from Bangalore; S.Roychowdhury
Labour and Globalisation: Union Responses in India; R.Hensman
PART IV: INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS AND RESPONSES
Using Domestic Legal Tools to Further Western Labour Internationalism; G.Flynn & R.O'Brien
Assessing China's Future Possibilities in an Unstable Neoliberal World; M.Bienefeld
PART V: CONCLUSION
Concluding Reflections on Globalization(s) and Labour in China and India: A Polanyian Perspective; J.Harriss

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