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Consent and Control in the Authoritarian Workplace: Russia and China Compared

Martin Krzywdzinski


Today, a large proportion of the world’s states are under authoritarian governments. These countries limit participation rights, both in the political sphere and in the workplace. At the same time, they have to generate consent in the workplace in order to ensure social stability and prevent the escalation of conflict. But how do companies generate consent, given that employee voice and interest representation may be limited or entirely absent? Based on a review of research literature from sociology, organizational psychology, and behavioral economics, this book develops a theory of consent ge ... More

Keywords: employment relations, industrial relations, authoritarian societies, labor regulation, China, Russia, automotive industry, organizational culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198806486
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198806486.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Krzywdzinski, author
Head of the Project Group 'Globalization, Work, and Production', WZB Berlin Social Science Center