Hegemonic Transformation: The State, Laws, and Labour Relations in Post-Socialist China – eBook


eBook details

  • Author: Elaine Sio-ieng Hui
  • File Size: 3 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 276 Pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1st edition
  • Publication Date: October 31, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B077268HG7
  • ISBN-10: 1137504285, 1137504289
  • ISBN-13: 9781349700196, 9781137504296, 9781137504293


Hegemonic Transformation (PDF) contends that the Chinese economic reform initiated since 1978 has been a top-down passive revolution, in Gramsci’s term, and that after three decades of reform the part of the Chinese state has been changing from directing the passive revolution through coercive tactics to establishing capitalist hegemony. It shows that the labor law system is an important vehicle through which the Chinese party-state seeks to get the working class’s consent to the capitalist class’s ethnopolitical leadership. The labor law system has exercised a double hegemonic effect with concern to the capital-labor relations and state-labor relations through four key mechanisms. Though, these effects have influenced the Chinese migrant workers in an uneven manner. The affirmative workers have given active consent to the ruling class leadership; the ambiguous, indifferent, and critical workers have only rendered passive consent while the radical workers have refused to give any consent at all.