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Reforming Asian Labor Systems: Economic Tensions and Worker Dissent

Frederic C. Deyo


This book examines the implications of post-1980s market-oriented economic reform for labor systems in China, South Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand. Adopting a critical institutionalist perspective, it explores the impact of elite economic interests and strategies, labor politics, institutional path dependencies, and changing economic circumstances on regimes of labor and social regulation in these four countries. Of particular importance are reform-driven socioeconomic and political tensions that, especially following the regional financial crisis of the late 1990s, have encouraged incre ... More

Keywords: economic reform, labor systems, China, South Korea, Philippines, Thailand, social regulation, market reform, labor politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780801450518
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801450518.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frederic C. Deyo, author
Professor of Sociology, SUNY Binghamton