Workers and Change in China: Resistance, Repression, Responsiveness (under review).
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Li, Yao, and Manfred Elfstrom. Forthcoming. “Does Greater Coercive Capacity Increase Overt Repression? Evidence from the Hu-Wen and Xi Administrations.” Journal of Contemporary China.
Chapters in Edited Volumes
Elfstrom, Manfred. Forthcoming. “Holding the Government’s Attention: State Sector Workers in China.” In Valerie Bunce, Karrie Koesel, and Jessica Chen Weiss, eds., Citizens & the State in Authoritarian Regimes: Comparing Russia & China. New York: Oxford University Press.
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 the South China Morning Post, CNN (here and here), and the Wall Street Journal. 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