Fragmented Control: Governing Contentious Labor Organizations in China

@inproceedings{Fu2017FragmentedCG,
  title={Fragmented Control: Governing Contentious Labor Organizations in China},
  author={Diana C Fu},
  year={2017}
}
How does an authoritarian state govern contentious civil society and what are the effects on grassroots mobilization? This article theorizes the relationship between repression and mobilization by examining the case of informal labor organizations in South China that threaten social stability. Findings based on eighteen months of ethnographic fieldwork inside these organizations suggest that the central state’s mandate to maintain social stability is refracted through the interests and… CONTINUE READING