Title Mobilizing Restraint: Democracy and Industrial Conflict in Post-Reform South Asia
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Cambridge University Press 2012
Seller ID 101468
Based on the recent history of industrial conflict and industrial peace in South Asia Emmanuel Teitelbaum argues that the political exclusion and repression of organized labor commonly witnessed in authoritarian and hybrid regimes has extremely deleterious effects on labor relations and ultimately economic growth. To test his arguments Teitelbaum draws on an array of data including his original qualitative interviews and survey evidence from Sri Lanka and three Indian states – Kerala Maharashtra and West Bengal. He also analyzes panel data from fifteen Indian states to evaluate the relationship between political competition and worker protest and to study the effects of protective labor legislation on economic performance. In Teitelbaum's view countries must undergo further political liberalization before they are able to replicate the success of the sophisticated types of growth-enhancing management of industrial protest seen throughout many parts of South Asia. Printed Pages: 244.
Mobilizing Restraint: Democracy and Industrial Conflict in Post-Reform South Asia Emmanuel Teitelbaum