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The base: a case of infrastructural governance of labour outmigration in China

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Since the early 1990s, the Chinese government replaced strict control over outmigration with measures of ‘infrastructural governance’. Instead of dictating who can and who cannot leave, the state manages migration by influencing the sociotechnical conditions of mobility, for instance by defining what responsibilities commercial intermediaries should shoulder and what training a migrant should receive before departure. This article unpacks infrastructural governance by examining the working of...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1080/17450101.2017.1292775

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
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Routledge
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Volume:
12
Issue:
2
Pages:
175-187
Publication date:
2017-03-23
Acceptance date:
2017-01-20
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EISSN:
1745-011X
ISSN:
1745-0101
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pubs:672426
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uuid:6e2fe64a-e0e8-471c-afe5-dea4c5434da5
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672426
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2017-02-24

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