Law and Labour Market Regulation in East Asia / Edition 1
This edited collection examines the labour laws of seven industrializing East Asian societies - China, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines and Vietnam - and discusses the variation in their impact across the whole region. Leading scholars from each country consider both laws pertaining to working conditions and industrial relations, and those that regulate the labour market as a whole. Legislation concerning migrant labour, gender equality, employment creation and skills formation is also examined. Adopting their own distinct theoretical perspectives, the authors trace the historical development of labour regulation and reveal that most countries in the region now have quite extensive frameworks. This book will be particularly useful to people interested in the place of labour law, and law in general, in contemporary East Asian societies.
1. Labour law and labour market regulation in East Asian states: problems and issues for comparative inquiry, Sean Cooney, Tim Lindsey, Richard Mitchell and Ying Zhu 2. Labour law in Indonesia after Soeharto: 'reformasi' or replay? Tim Lindsay and Teten Masduki 3. Law and labour market regulation in Malaysia: beyond the New Economic Policy, Suhanah Sharifah Syed Ahmad 4. The development of labour law and labour market policy in the Philippines, Froilan Bacungan and Rene Ofreneo 5. Vietnam's labour market: transition and the role of law, Pip Nicholson 6. Economic reform and labour market regulation in China, Ying Zhu 7. Taiwan's labour law: the end of state corporatism? Huei-ling Wang with Sean Cooney 8. Law and labour-management relations in South Korea: advancing industrial democratization, Cheol-soo Lee 9. What is labour law doing in East Asia? Sean Cooney and Richard Mitchell