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Shall we dance? Welfarist incorporation and the politics of state-labour NGO relations in China

Howell, Jude (2015) Shall we dance? Welfarist incorporation and the politics of state-labour NGO relations in China. China Quarterly, 223. pp. 702-723. ISSN 0305-7410

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S0305741015001174

Abstract

State-labour NGOs relations in China have been particularly fraught. In 2012 these took an interesting twist, as some local governments made overtures to labour NGOs to co-operate in providing services to migrant workers. This article argues that this shift is part of a broader strategy of `welfarist incorporation’ to redraw the social contract between state and labour. There are two key elements to this: first, relaxation of the registration regulations for social organisations; second, governmental purchasing of services from social organisations. These overtures have both a state and market logic to maintain social control and stabilise relations of production.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJourna...
Additional Information: © 2015 The China Quarterly
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Sets: Departments > International Development
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2014 14:23
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:59
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60219

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