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Author Agarwala, Rina, 1973-
Title Informal labor, formal politics, and dignified discontent in India / Rina Agarwala.
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Author Agarwala, Rina, 1973-
Series Cambridge studies in contentious politics.
Cambridge studies in contentious politics.
Subject Labor movement -- India.
Unskilled labor -- Labor unions -- India.
Informal sector (Economics) -- India.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 250 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-240) and index.
Summary "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."--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781107314412 (electronic bk.)
1107314410 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 841810336
Additional Format Print version: Agarwala, Rina, 1973- Informal labor, formal politics, and dignified discontent in India. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013 9781107025721 (DLC) 2012038077 (OCoLC)811778724.

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