P.K.Anand is a Visiting Associate Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies. He holds a PhD in Chinese Politics from the Centre for East Asian Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Awarded in June 2017, his doctoral thesis is titled 'Market Dynamics and State Responses in China: Social Welfare and Industrial Workers, 1987-2008'. He also completed his M.Phil from the same centre in 2008. He completed his Master's in Politics (with specialization in International Relations) from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2006.
He completed a two-year India-China comparative project funded by ICSSR on Labour Relations and Welfare in Small and Medium Enterprises in Mumbai and Wenzhou. He also spent ten months as a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA from August 2016-May 2017.
In addition to his Research Associate position, he is also the Programme Officer at the Institute.
His areas of interests are China's Political Economy, Labour, Social Welfare and Social Policies, Economic Reforms, and Urbanization.
Apple’s decision to place its Taiwanese supplier, Wistron Corp., on probation by not giving new orders — after an audit of the serious lapses in labour practices that led to violence in its facility in Narasapura
For the tens of thousands of garment workers in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru and the surrounding state of Karnataka
As with the Indian Federation of App-based Transport Workers (IFAT), discussed previously
The rapid growth of the sharing economy and app-based employment has presented tremendous challenges to trade unions across the world.
Visible in both China and India is a dominant vision of urbanity that perpetuates sanitised order and pristineness, devoid of any informal or irregular spatial practices.
സ്ഥാനമേറ്റ് ഒരു വര്ഷം തികയാറാകുമ്പോള് മാധ്യമങ്ങളില് ഇത്രയേറെ എഴുതിയ മറ്റൊരു വിദേശ സ്ഥാനപതിയും ഇന്.
COVID-19 has (re)ignited conversations on workplace safety across the world, thus necessitating renewed attention on policies and practices in this regard. The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that each year 2.78 million workers die from occupational accidents and work-related..
Indian publications have regularly provided space for the Chinese ambassador to present his country’s point of view. That didn’t raise eyebrows – until now.
While political systems, level of State capacity and trajectory of development may vary, cities in China and India have retained many common threads of socio-spatial exclusion of migrant workers.
With India’s national lockdown set to be extended, P.K. Anand argues that the time has come for the Indian government to wake up to the precarious reality of labour relations in the country.
The images of migrants on roads across India should perhaps help us re-evaluate the often romanticised images of the massive movement of workers annually in China.
The COVID-19 outbreak has not only brought to fore the employment uncertainty workers face in the service sector but has also showed China’s incapacity to come up with a formal solution to this.
Subramanian Swamy’s comments on the Mumbai and Kolkata ports provides the opportunity to highlight the pressing concern of weak infrastructural capacities in India.
The Modi-Xi informal summit is a good time to analyse the economic capacity of China, especially the role of manufacturing sector, in powering the country and its positioning in the China-India dynamics.
Global economic changes and the resulting shifts in the role of the state from being a provider of resources, has led to significant transformation of the concept of full-time, permanent employment. This has led to new forms of non-standard employment and work arrangements, thus making labour, fluid and dynamic.
Prabhat Khabar (Patna)
In the late 1980s and early 1990s under the forces of Globalization, Liberalization and Privatization, sustained changes were brought in the patterns of economic production and distribution.
Over three decades of economic growth and transformation by China has not only caught the world’s attention and generated considerable interest, but...
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