Resistance, Repression, Responsiveness: Workers and Change in China (under review).
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Chapters in Edited Volumes
Elfstrom, Manfred. Forthcoming. “China’s Contentious Cab Drivers.” In Teresa Wright, ed., Handbook of Protest and Dissent in China. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Elfstrom, Manfred. Forthcoming. “Labor Issues in China.” In Sarah Biddulph and Joshua Rosenzweig, eds., Human Rights in China: Contested Meanings. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Tapia, Maite, Manfred Elfstrom, and Denisse Roca-Servat. 2018. “Bridging Social Movement and Industrial Relations Theory: An Analysis of Worker Organizing Campaigns in the U.S. and China.” In Forrest Briscoe, Brayden King, and Jocelyn M. Leitzinger eds., Social Movements, Stakeholders, and Non-Market Strategy. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.
Media and Blogs
Contributing to debates outside academia is important to me. I recently discussed the case of several detained Chinese labor activists in a South China Morning Post op-ed and argued for greater solidarity between American and Chinese workers in the face of rising trade tensions in an article for The Daily Beast. In addition, I have spoken about Chinese labor issues on Illinois Public Radio, WMNF 88.5 in Tampa, and Rising Up with Sonali, and I have been quoted by CNN (here and here). In a post at the China Policy Institute Blog, I discuss the growth of labor NGOs and trade union reforms in “the workshop of the world.” And I address the opportunities—and challenges—of data sets like China Strikes and of the spatial analysis of politics more generally in a piece in Dissertation Reviews.
My ORCID ID Number: orcid.org/0000-0002-5588-8778