Shades of Authoritarianism and State–Labour Relations in China

  title={Shades of Authoritarianism and State–Labour Relations in China},
  author={Jude Howell and Tim Pringle},
  journal={Organizations \& Markets: Motivation \& Incentives eJournal},
  • J. Howell, Tim Pringle
  • Published 9 October 2018
  • Political Science
  • Organizations & Markets: Motivation & Incentives eJournal
Attempts to analyse authoritarianism in China tend towards a static focus on the state that is homogeneous across time. We argue for a more nuanced approach that captures the dynamism and contours of state–civil society relations, and state–labour relations, in particular, in authoritarian states. Taking state–labour relations as a bellweather, we conceptualize ‘shades of authoritarianism’ as a framework for better understanding the complexities and evolution of state–society relations in… 
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