Informal Labor, Formal Politics and Dignified Discontent in India

By: Rina Agarwala

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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. Printed Pages: 264 with 15 b/w illustrations & 14 Tables.

Title: Informal Labor, Formal Politics and Dignified Discontent in India

Author Name: Rina Agarwala

Categories: India, Politics,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press: 2013

ISBN: 1107059739

ISBN 13: 9781107059733

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 101461

Keywords: Informal Labor, Formal Politics and Dignified Discontent in India Rina Agarwala