Informal Labor, Formal Politics, and Dignified Discontent in India

Author: Rina Agarwala

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107311101

Category: Political Science

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Since the 1980s, the world's governments have decreased state welfare and thus increased the number of unprotected 'informal' or 'precarious' workers. As a result, more and more workers do not receive secure wages or benefits from either employers or the state. This book offers a fresh and provocative look into the alternative social movements informal workers in India are launching. It also offers a unique analysis of the conditions under which these movements succeed or fail. Drawing from 300 interviews with informal workers, government officials and union leaders, Rina Agarwala argues that Indian informal workers are using their power as voters to demand welfare benefits from the state, rather than demanding traditional work benefits from employers. In addition, they are organizing at the neighborhood level, rather than the shop floor, and appealing to 'citizenship', rather than labor rights.
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Street Citizens

Protest Politics and Social Movement Activism in the Age of Globalization

Author: Marco Giugni,Maria T. Grasso

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108475906

Category: Political Science

Page: 235

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Explains the character of contemporary protest politics through a micro-mobilization analysis of participation in street demonstrations.
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Mobilizing Without the Masses

Control and Contention in China

Author: Diana Fu

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108420540

Category: Social Science

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How do weak activists organize under repression? This book theorizes a dynamic of contention called mobilizing without the masses.
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