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Production politics and migrant labour regimes : guest workers in Asia and the Gulf / Charanpal Singh Bal.

Author:
Bal, Charanpal Singh [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
xvii, 250 pages ; 23 cm.
Series:
  • Critical studies of the Asia Pacific series. [More in this series]
  • Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific
Summary note:
"This book emphasizes the importance of production politics, or struggles in the workplace between workers and their employers, for understanding migrant labour regimes in Asia and the Gulf. Drawing from a study of Bangladeshi construction workers in Singapore, as well as on comparative material in the region, it shows that migrant labour politics are significantly influenced by the specific form of production politics as well as their variable outcomes. In contrast to contentious politics approaches, this book sheds light on the extent to which migrant labour regimes can be contested by workers and civil society groups and explains the recent rise in migrant labour unrest in the region"--Back cover.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Production politics and migrant labour regimes -- The political economy of Singapore's migrant labour regime: state policies and contractor strategies -- Temporary Bagladeshi labour emigrants to Singapore -- Constituting tactical obedience in the workplace -- Labour conflict and the restoration of obedience at EW construction -- Intimidation, violence and the compulsions desertion -- Production politics and migrant labour advocacy -- Contesting migrant labour regimes: the state of migrant labour politics in Asia and the Gulf.
Subject(s):
Other title(s):
Production politics and migrant labor regimes
ISBN:
  • 1137548584 ((hardback))
  • 9781137548580 ((hardback))
  • ((ebook))
LCCN:
2016950611
OCLC:
934194172
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