Mobility, Labour Migration and Border Controls in Asia [NOOK Book]

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This book examines international migration, security and border-management strategies in Asia, in the face of intensified transnational economic and social processes and the expanding governmental regime. It argues that state policy to migrants is increasingly shaped by, and responds to challenges such as border security, international agreements, and new norms of global governnace developed by NGOs and other international advocacy organizations. This volume will contribute to important debates about ...

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Mobility, Labour Migration and Border Controls in Asia

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Overview

This book examines international migration, security and border-management strategies in Asia, in the face of intensified transnational economic and social processes and the expanding governmental regime. It argues that state policy to migrants is increasingly shaped by, and responds to challenges such as border security, international agreements, and new norms of global governnace developed by NGOs and other international advocacy organizations. This volume will contribute to important debates about globalization, international migration and issues of cross-border movements, and inform debates on issues of security, governance and population movements in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230270176
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/2/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 3
2 Changing border control regimes and their impact on at migration in Asia 8
3 Order (and disorder) at the border : mobility, international labour migration and border controls in Southeast Asia 23
4 Coping with cross-border labour flows within Southeast Asia 52
5 Women, work and international migration in Southeast Asia : trends, patterns and policy 73
6 Trading labour : socio-economic and political impacts and dynamics of labour export from the Philippines, 1973-2004 115
7 Indonesian labour migration after the 1997-98 Asian economic and financial crisis 139
8 The feminisation of migration : gender, the state and migrant strategies in Bangladesh 155
9 'White-collar Filipinos' : Australian professionals in Singapore 172
10 Indian professional workers in Singapore 193
11 The recruitment of foreign labour in Malaysia : from migration system to guest worker regime 213
12 After Nunukan : the regulation of Indonesian migration to Malaysia 228
13 The state and labour migration policies in Thailand 248
14 The state and facilitation of financial flows (remittances) by temporary workers : the case of Bangladesh 274
15 Regional perspectives on the 1990 UN convention on the rights of all migrant workers 292
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