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The international labour movement and China

The international labour movement and China

Umney, Charles (2011) The international labour movement and China. Industrial Relations Journal, 42 (4). pp. 322-338. ISSN 0019-8692 (Print), 1468-2338 (Online) (doi:

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This article considers the relationship between Chinese and Western labour activists. It analyses this relationship in reference to ‘vertical’ and ‘horizontal’ divisions of global power, drawing on world-systems and social movement unionism literature to illustrate this. It argues for a conceptual middle ground to develop useful engagement strategies.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] First published online: 3 July 2011. [2] Issue published online: 3 July 2011. [3] Published in print: July 2011. [4] Published as: Industrial Relations Journal, (2011), Vol. 42, (4), pp. 322–338.
Uncontrolled Keywords: activists, China, industrial relations, trade unions
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Work & Employment Research Unit (WERU)
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