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Howell, Jude and Pringle, Tim (2019) 'Shades of Authoritarianism and State-Labour Relations in China.' British Journal of Industrial Relations, 57 (2). pp. 223-246.

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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 authoritarian states. We illustrate this through the case of China, distinguishing different shades of authoritarianism in the Hu‐Wen era (2002–2012) and in the current regime of Xi Jinping

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
ISSN: 00071080
Copyright Statement: This is the version of the article accepted for publication in British Journal of Industrial Relations published by Wiley
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Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2018 09:35
Related URLs: ... 1111/bjir.12436 (Publisher URL)

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