Staff and Workers' Representative Congress: An Institutionalized Channel for Expression of Employees’ Interests?

  title={Staff and Workers' Representative Congress: An Institutionalized Channel for Expression of Employees’ Interests?},
  author={Zhu Xiao-yang and A. Chan},
  journal={Chinese Sociology \& Anthropology},
  pages={33 - 6}
An enormous amount of research and publication has been devoted to Chinese village elections, but as yet there has been no study of Chinese workers’ democratic participation at the workplace, since even to raise this as a possibility is likely to invite cynicism and disbelief. However, as media reports about how workers were exerting their rights by seizing the staff and workers’ representative councils (zhigong daibiao dahui) (SWRCs) began to appear, we began to turn our attention to a closer… Expand
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