ABSTRACT

Focusing on the issues associated with migrating for work both in and from the Asian region, this book sheds light on the debate over migration and trafficking. With contributions from an international team of well-known scholars, the book sets labour migration firmly within the context of globalization, providing a focused, contemporary discussion of what is undoubtedly a major twenty-first century concern.

Transnational Migration and Work in Asia analyzes workers motivations and rationalities, highlighting the similarities of migration experiences throughout Asia. Presenting in-depth case studies of the real-life experiences and problems faced by migrant workers, the book discusses migrants’ relations with the state and their vulnerability to exploitation, as well as the major policy issues now facing governments, employers, NGOs and international agencies.

chapter 1|12 pages

Introduction: globalization and migrant workers in Asia

ByKEVIN HEWISON, KEN YOUNG
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PART I Globalization and migration

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chapter 3|18 pages

The country and the cities

ByADRIAN VICKERS
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PART II Migrant workers, trafficking and the state

chapter 4|18 pages

Lao migrant workers in Thailand

ByMANIEMAI THONGYOU, DUSADEE AYUWAT
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chapter 6|20 pages

Thai workers in Hong Kong

ByKEVIN HEWISON
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chapter 7|16 pages

Building Hong Kong: Nepalese labour in the construction sector

BySTEPHEN FROST
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chapter 9|21 pages

Migrant workers in Macao: labour and globalization

ByALEX H. CHOI
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chapter 10|26 pages

Exploitation in global supply chains: Burmese migrant workers in Mae Sot, Thailand

ByDENNIS ARNOLD, KEVIN HEWISON
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PART III Policy-making and migrant labour

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