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Mobilizing Restraint: Democracy and Industrial Conflict in Post-Reform South Asia

Emmanuel Teitelbaum

Abstract

This book argues that democracies are better at managing industrial conflict than authoritarian regimes. This is because democracies have two unique tools at their disposal for managing worker protest: mutually beneficial union-party ties and worker rights. By contrast, authoritarian governments have tended to repress unions and to sever mutually beneficial ties to organized labor. Many of the countries that fall between these two extremes—from those that have only the trappings of democracy to those that have imperfectly implemented democratic reforms—exert control over labor in the absence o ... More

Keywords: democracy, worker rights, authoritarian governments, political exclusion, organized labor, economic growth, labor legislation, South Asia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780801449949
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801449949.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emmanuel Teitelbaum, author
Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University