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Contagious Capitalism:
Globalization and the Politics of Labor in China
Mary Elizabeth Gallagher

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations ix
Acknowledgments xi
List of Abbreviations xv

Chapter One: Introduction 1

Chapter Two: Contagious Capitalism 9
FDI as Competitive Pressure 11
FDI and Laboratories for Change 14
FDI and Ideological Change 18
"Opening Up" in Comparative Perspective 19
Conclusion 28

Chapter Three: Blurring Boundaries 30
Chapter Overview 33
FDI in China 33
The Evolution of Foreign Ownership 37
"Letting Go The Small: ” FDI and the Sale of SOEs: 1992-45
Competitive Liberalization and Its Effects 56
Conclusion 60

Chapter Four: The Unmitigated Market 62
Policy Liberalization and Labor Flexibility 65
Chinese Firms under Socialism, Pre-1978 66
The Era of Partial Reform, 1978-1992 70
Contagious Capitalism, 1992-76
Contracts and Employment Insecurity 76
Management Domination over or Suppression of Worker Organizations 82
Conclusion 96

Chapter Five: "Use the Law as Your Weapon!" 98
China's Turn to the Rule of Law 101
Labor and Legal Institutionalization 103
The Labor Contract System 105
The National Labor Law 110
Rising Conflict: Labor Disputes in the 1990s 114
Labor Disputes in Comparative Perspective 116
Trends in PRC Labor Disputes 121
Labor Conflict and Foreign Investment 130
Conclusion 131

Chapter Six: From State-owned to National Industry 133
Giving Up on Socialism 136
Developmentalism in Practice: From the Center to the Firm 139
Conclusion 153

Conclusion: The Contradiction of "Reform and Openness" 154
Appendix: Firms and Interviews 159
Notes 163
Bibliography 215
Index 235

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