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Justice for Migrant Workers? The Case of Foreign Domestic Workers in Hong Kong and Singapore 1

Daniel A. Bell and Nicola Piper

in Multiculturalism in Asia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199277629
eISBN:
9780191603303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277621.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The trend in Western liberal democracies is to extend to long-term residents most, if not all, the legal rights of citizens and improving their access to citizenship for immigrants and their ... More


Taiwan: Immigration to Taiwan

Joseph S. Lee

in Immigration Worldwide: Policies, Practices, and Trends

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195388138
eISBN:
9780199863440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388138.003.0022
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

Taiwan had a very strict immigration policy in its early development. However, it liberalized its immigration policy in the late 1980s by permitting temporary unskilled foreigners. For professionals ... More


Special ‘Justice’ for Foreign Workers

Robert Gellately

in Backing Hitler: Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205609
eISBN:
9780191676697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205609.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

As the Jews were deported, a page in Hitler's dictatorship was turned as new ‘racially foreign’ people, literally millions of foreign workers, were brought into Germany to labour for the Reich. The ... More


‘Racially Foreign’: Racial Policy and Polish Workers

Robert Gellately

in The Gestapo and German Society: Enforcing Racial Policy 1933-1945

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228691
eISBN:
9780191678806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228691.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the enforcement of another type of racial policy that was aimed at Polish foreign workers, who, though considered racially foreign and inferior were brought to the Reich in ... More


Disciplining globalization for local purposes? The peculiarity of contending Singaporean economic nationalisms

Alan Chong

in Globalization and Economic Nationalism in Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646210
eISBN:
9780191741630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646210.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter presents four stresses of globalization that Singapore faces and argues that official politics is attempting to only minimally command but always serve borderless capitalism in a joint ... More


The State of War

Geoffrey Campbell Cocks

in The State of Health: Illness in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695676
eISBN:
9780191738616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695676.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The rigours of war intensified not only patriotism but further retreat into private concern for the well-being of self and body. Plunder from occupied Europe compensated for some shortages inside ... More


No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor

Cindy Hahamovitch

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691102689
eISBN:
9781400840021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691102689.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From South Africa in the nineteenth century to Hong Kong today, nations around the world, including the United States, have turned to guestworker programs to manage migration. These temporary labor ... More


Hunting Foreigners

Grégoire Chamayou and Steven Rendall

in Manhunts: A Philosophical History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151656
eISBN:
9781400842254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151656.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the hunting of foreigners. It argues that the hunt for foreigners is a hunt for foreign workers. Xenophobic hunts arise from competition for wages. Their logic involves ... More


Mining booms and Nanny-Gate: the gendered terrain of temporary economic immigration, 2007–13

Anna Boucher

in Gender, Migration and the Global Race For Talent

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099458
eISBN:
9781526104212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099458.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This Chapter consider the rise of temporary economic immigration in both countries since the mid-2000s. These policies respond to this changing economic and industrial context, which has been ... More


Guest Workers of the World

Immanuel Ness

in Guest Workers and Resistance to U.S. Corporate Despotism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036279
eISBN:
9780252093371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036279.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This introductory chapter lays out the major themes to be explored in this book, and positions guest workers (as opposed to undocumented migrant workers) at the center of discussion. Ineffectual ... More


International Student Mobility and High-Skilled Migration:: The Evidence

Gabriel J. Felbermayr and Isabella Reczkowski

in The Mobility of Students and the Highly Skilled: Implications for Education Financing and Economic Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028172
eISBN:
9780262326018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028172.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter sets the stage for the rest of the book by first documenting the upward trend in student mobility in developed countries. It then raises an important question: To what extent do ... More


Grandparenting in the context of care for grandchildren by foreign domestic workers

Shirley Hsiao-li Sun

in Contemporary grandparenting: Changing family relationships in global contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429681
eISBN:
9781447307624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429681.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Interview data collected on the topic of ‘the best caregiver for children up to three years of age’ in Singapore lends substantial support to the intergenerational solidarity perspective. At the same ... More


Transformations

Paul O’Connor

in Islam in Hong Kong: Muslims and Everyday Life in China's World City

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139576
eISBN:
9789888180165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139576.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 3 looks into the contemporary history of Islam in Hong Kong and elucidates the most important transformations that have taken place since the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China. One key ... More


Tamils and the Haunting of Justice: History and Recognition in Malaysia's Plantations

Andrew C. Willford

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824838942
eISBN:
9780824869649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838942.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 2006, dejected members of the Bukit Jalil Estate community faced eviction from their homes in Kuala Lumpur where they had lived for generations. City officials classified plantation residents as ... More


Commentary: Listening to Voices that Are Difficult to Hear

Susumu Shimazono

in The Future of Bioethics: International Dialogues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682676
eISBN:
9780191763168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0090
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Nursing care for elderly populations in developed countries will likely become increasingly dependent on foreign labor, and we must consider ways to address ethical issues faced in this setting, ... More


Some are more equal than others

Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh

in Floating on a Malayan Breeze: Travels in Malaysia and Singapore

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139316
eISBN:
9789888180189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139316.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter begins with the discussion regarding how an economy is managed in Singapore. Allegedly the culture of creativity does not exist in Singaporean society. Although Singaporeans are very ... More


Conclusion: Domestic service at the end of Empire

Claire Lowrie

in Masters and servants: Cultures of empire in the tropics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719095337
eISBN:
9781526109651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095337.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

The conclusion outlines the changes to domestic service in Darwin and Singapore from the 1890s to the 1930s. The conclusion reflects on the differences between the two sites and the insights which an ... More


The Rights of Noncitizens in the Territory

Sarah Song

in Immigration and Democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190909222
eISBN:
9780190909253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909222.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 10 considers what is owed to noncitizens already present in the territory of democratic countries. It focuses on three groups of noncitizens: those admitted on a temporary basis, those who ... More


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