Workers’ Active Consent

  • Elaine Sio-ieng HuiEmail author
Part of the Series in Asian Labor and Welfare Policies book series (Series in Asian Labor and Welfare Policies)


This chapter constructs a typology of worker susceptibility towards legal hegemony. The author contends that the labor law system has exercised varying degrees of hegemonic effects on workers. The affirmative workers have granted active consent to legal hegemony whereas the indifferent, ambivalent, and critical workers have conferred passive consent. The radical workers have given no consent to legal hegemony at all. Furthermore, this chapter studies the affirmative workers in great depth. It concludes that the labor law system exercises double hegemony on state–labor and capital–labor relations in such ways that the affirmative workers have not come to challenge the capitalist economy and party-state fundamentally.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Labor and Employment RelationsPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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