Labour Inspection in Contemporary China: Like the Anglo-Saxon Model, But Different

标题Labour Inspection in Contemporary China: Like the Anglo-Saxon Model, But Different
出版物类型期刊文章
出版物年份2014
作者Zhuang, Wenjia, and Ngok, Kinglun
期刊International Labour Review
Volume153
Issue4
Pagination561 - 585
Date Published2014
关键词China, institutional framework, labor inspection
Abstract

The authors examine the lack of enforcement of China's increasing body of labor legislation, showing how, since the 1980s, the country's labor inspection system has evolved into a system resembling the Anglo-Saxon model – characterized by fragmentation and reactive regulatory practices – but with highly selective and non-coercive state enforcement. This “hybrid” labor inspection model stems from the combination of neoliberal reforms with the Leninist legacy of the authoritarian regime. More effective enforcement of labor law would, the authors suggest, require greater tripartite cooperation and social dialogue in the regulatory process, and the involvement of an independently organized industrial labor force.