Globalisation and Work in Asia

Globalisation and Work in Asia
Author: John Burgess,Julia Connell
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2007-02-28
ISBN 10: 1780632444
ISBN 13: 9781780632445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalisation and Work in Asia Book Review:

This book reviews employment conditions in Asian countries. This is the hub of the strongest growth area in the world economy and while attention has focussed on job growth and industrial transformation, there has been very little attention on employment characteristics and employment conditions. In particular, the book addresses the issue of whether globalisation, taken to mean the growing international integration of economies, is a factor that leads to a convergence of employment conditions, and more importantly, an improvement in employment conditions. The book brings together contributions on many Asian economies where these core questions are considered at both the macro level and for specified industries. Addresses fundamental questions regarding growth, globalisation and working conditions Includes analysis of West, East and North Asian countries Includes an overview chapter from researchers from the ILO

Globalization Flexibilization and Working Conditions in Asia and the Pacific

Globalization  Flexibilization and Working Conditions in Asia and the Pacific
Author: Sangheon Lee,Francois Eyraud
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2008-09-30
ISBN 10: 1780632479
ISBN 13: 9781780632476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalization Flexibilization and Working Conditions in Asia and the Pacific Book Review:

This book represents a unique study which reviews employment conditions in Asia and the Pacific in the context of globalization and increasing pressure towards flexibilization. It places a strong focus on the diverging experiences of individual workers in their employment conditions such as employment status, wages/incomes, working time, work organizations and health and safety. Along with thematic studies concerning the roles of workers voice and labour regulation in determining employment conditions, this book includes nine country studies which have been undertaken based on a common research framework for a more rigorous comparison in the region. A systematic review of employment conditions in the countries which are carefully selected in the region National-level analysis based on a common research framework A highly analytical and timely analysis of workers voice and labour regulation with respect to employment conditions

Women of Asia

Women of Asia
Author: Mehrangiz Najafizadeh,Linda Lindsey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2018-07-11
ISBN 10: 1315458446
ISBN 13: 9781315458441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women of Asia Book Review:

With thirty-two original chapters reflecting cutting edge content throughout developed and developing Asia, Women of Asia: Globalization, Development, and Gender Equity is a comprehensive anthology that contributes significantly to understanding globalization’s transformative process and the resulting detrimental and beneficial consequences for women in the four major geographic regions of Asia—East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Eurasia/Central Asia—as it gives "voice" to women and provides innovative ways through which salient understudied issues pertaining to Asian women’s situation are brought to the forefront.

Globalisation and SMEs in East Asia

Globalisation and SMEs in East Asia
Author: Charles Harvie,Boon-Chye Lee
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781782543701
ISBN 13: 1782543708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalisation and SMEs in East Asia Book Review:

'. . . I consider the book a good general reference on SME conditions in the Asia-Pacific region. . .' - Aegean Leung, ASEAN Economic Bulletin The 1997 financial and economic crisis in East Asia provided the catalyst for an important reappraisal of the Small and Medium sized Enterprise (SME) sector across the region. In this timely book, a distinguished group of contributors discusses the role of SMEs in the globalisation of the East Asian economies, and assess how the financial crisis has impacted on them. They focus on a number of key aspects of SMEs in the region, including: * financing issues * the role of entrepreneurship * the diffusion of technology in the region * Chinese small businesses * SME requirements for information technology * the opportunities afforded by electronic commerce * regional labour markets and their impact on SMEs.

Regionalism Globalisation and International Order Europe and Southeast Asia

Regionalism Globalisation and International Order Europe and Southeast Asia
Author: Jens-Uwe Wunderlich
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0754688747
ISBN 13: 9780754688747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regionalism Globalisation and International Order Europe and Southeast Asia Book Review:

Offering a comparative historical perspective of European and Southeast Asian regionalism, this illuminating study presents new and imaginative insights into the theory and practice of regionalism and the links between regional developments, globalization and international order.

Singapore and Asia Celebrating Globalisation and an Emerging Post Modern Asian Civilisation

Singapore and Asia   Celebrating Globalisation and an Emerging Post Modern Asian Civilisation
Author: Edward SW TI,TK Ti
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2012-04-06
ISBN 10: 146918365X
ISBN 13: 9781469183657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Singapore and Asia Celebrating Globalisation and an Emerging Post Modern Asian Civilisation Book Review:

SINGAPORE AND EAST ASIA----CELEBRATING GLOBALIZATION AND EMERGENCE OF A POST-MODERN ASIAN CIVILIZATION The economic achievements of peoples bear a close relationship with their cultures and level of development of their civilization. Until the 16th century, the major world civilizations were similar in stage of development in being feudalistic, authoritarian and religious. Since then with the Enlightenment, the age of Reason and the control of nature through mastery of science, Western civilization has taken a quantum leap in creating the modern industrial world and achieved wealth through colonization and globalization. In stagnating for centuries, Asians paid dearly at the feet of Western hegemony. Nevertheless, through the embrace of techno-science whilst retaining traditional values, Asians are now catching up fast. East Asians have happily discovered that practicing their cultural heritage of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism has been to their advantage. This thesis has been reinforced by Communist Chinas phenomenal success in the global economy. At the same time East Asia has found cultural consonance with the philosophy of Constructive post-modernism. This has been a movement in the West which questions the precepts of modernism, its materialism and lack of spirituality, its failure to achieve harmony in society and amongst nations, and its excessive exploitation of Mother Nature. Constructive post-modernism movement has placed its biggest hope in the harmonious rise of Marxist China. An East Asian champion of globalization has been Singapore. Initially thought too small to exist as a country, Singapore has surprised in reaching the ranks of a global city well within a life span. SINGAPORE----Celebrating globalization and fusion of civilizations Singapore is currently ranked 7th in position as a global city, joining in wealth and influence New York, London and Tokyo. Caux Round Table, a global index of social capital in 2009 ranked Singapore 14th among 200 countries. Singapore was top in Asia and ahead of the United States and Britain. Singapores exciting fusion of Western and Asian civilizations started in 1819 when the British East India Company set up a trading post at the sparsely populated island off the Southern tip of Malaya at the strategic Straits of Malacca. When colonial initiatives made Malaya into the worlds biggest producer of rubber and tin, the port city grew into the New York of Malaya. Following the usual rhetoric of newly independent countries against colonial exploitation, the Republic of Singapore was pragmatic in remaining closely aligned to the Western world. The elevation of English to be the first language of instruction in all schools not only helped unify multi-lingual Singapore, but also facilitated linkage with the global economy and progress in techno-science. English speaking workers together with other positive factors such as hard work ethics, freedom from labor strikes and corruption attracted MNC investment. Since the 1960s Singapore has become the biggest MNC hub in the world. In 2007, over 7000 foreign companies account for $15 billion or 85% of fixed asset investment and 44.5% of the GDP. Besides MNCs, Western talents in top level management, finance, academia and research have all been recruited. International Advisory Panels (IAP) continue to assist Government and statutory bodies. Unlike much of Asia, a key element in Singapores success has been winning the war against corruption through political will, tough anti-corruption laws and paying ministers and civil servants well. Transparency International has consistently ranked island-State as one of the least corrupt countries in the world. The livability of Singapore has for past decades been significantly improved by clearance of slumps, clean tree-lined and crime-free streets, decent housing, and access to high quality education and healthcare. Architectural legacy

Globalization and Economic Nationalism in Asia

Globalization and Economic Nationalism in Asia
Author: Anthony P. D'Costa
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2012-06-14
ISBN 10: 019964621X
ISBN 13: 9780199646210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalization and Economic Nationalism in Asia Book Review:

This volume documents the ways in which Asian governments have been pursuing economic nationalism. It challenges the view that globalization renders the state redundant and demonstrates how they shape trade, investment and financial outcomes. Countries covered include India, China, South Korea, Singapore, Japan and the East Asian region.

Transnational Migration and Work in Asia

Transnational Migration and Work in Asia
Author: Kevin Hewison,Ken Young
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780415368896
ISBN 13: 0415368898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transnational Migration and Work in Asia Book Review:

Providing important sociological insight into the dynamics of migration the essays in this collection focus on issues associated with migration for work both in and from the Asian region. With contributions from an international team of well-known scholars, the text sets labor migration firmly within the context of globalization, providing a focused, contemporary discussion of what is undoubtedly a major twenty-first century concern. The first of its kind to look at the non-professionals who make up the vast majority of migrant workers in the region, the book analyses 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

Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific

Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific
Author: Kathy E. Ferguson,Monique Mironesco
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2008-08-01
ISBN 10: 0824831594
ISBN 13: 9780824831592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific Book Review:

What is globalization? How is it gendered? How does it work in Asia and the Pacific? The authors of the sixteen original and innovative essays presented here take fresh stock of globalization’s complexities. They pursue critical feminist inquiry about women, gender, and sexualities and produce original insights into changing life patterns in Asian and Pacific Island societies. Each essay puts the lives and struggles of women at the center of its examination while weaving examples of global circuits in Asian and Pacific societies into a world frame of analysis. The work is generated from within Asian and Pacific spaces, bringing to the fore local voices and claims to knowledge. The geographic emphasis on Asia/Pacific highlights the complexity of globalizing practices among specific people whose dilemmas come alive on these pages. Although the book focuses on global, gendered flows, it expands its investigation to include the media and the arts, intellectual resources, activist agendas, and individual life stories. First-rate ethnographies and interviews reach beyond generalizations and bring Pacific and Asian women and men alive in their struggles against globalization. Globalization cannot be summed up in a neat political agenda but must be actively contested and creatively negotiated. Taking feminist political thinking beyond simple oppositions, the authors ask specific questions about how global practices work, how they come to be, who benefits, and what is at stake. Contributors: Nancie Caraway, Steve Derné, Cynthia Enloe, Kathy Ferguson, Maria Ibarra, Gwyn Kirk, Sally Merry, Virginia Metaxas, Min Dongchao, Monique Mironesco, Rhacel Parrenas, Lucinda Peach, Vivian Price, Jyoti Puri, Judith Raiskin, Nancy Riley, Saskia Sassen, Teresia Teaiwa, Chris Yano, Yau Ching.

Singapore and Asia Celebrating Globalisation and an Emerging Post Modern Asian Civilisation

Singapore and Asia   Celebrating Globalisation and an Emerging Post Modern Asian Civilisation
Author: Thiow Kong Ti
Publsiher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 1482890011
ISBN 13: 9781482890013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Singapore and Asia Celebrating Globalisation and an Emerging Post Modern Asian Civilisation Book Review:

Singapore and Asia- Celebrating Globalisation and an Emerging Post-modern Asian Civilisation TK Ti and Edward SE Ti This book examines the history of the global economy and how cultural values have empowered the rapid emergence of Singapore and East Asia. A review of the major world civilizations recounts Western hegemony since the 16th century. With legacies from Classical Mediterranean, Islamic Abbasid and Christian scholasticism, Western civilization created the modern world, pushing the borders of techno-science, rule of law, democracy and human rights. Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, the greatest impact of global modernization has been in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong Singapore and China. These East Asian countries all share a Confucian heritage of hard work ethics, thrift, love of learning and respect for benign authority. Although democracy has had a lukewarm reception, there has been whole-hearted embrace of techno-science and the globalized economy. Singapore, a miniscule island state fighting for survival following its expulsion from Malaysia in 1965, showcases how uninterrupted innovative governance and modernization has created an efficient, livable and global port-city, top financial center and host to the world’s largest conglomerate of Multinational Corporations. There is expectation that current research investment would transform Singapore into a mature knowledge economy. In addition to Singapore’s openness and welcome of global talents and workers, committed governance has achieved rule of law, control of crime and corruption, meritocracy in political and public appointments, trade union support, and racial and religious harmony. Social support, which continues to be enhanced, is not by way of hand-outs but as subsidies in education, healthcare, and home ownership. In the 1970s and 1980s, “Asian values” was proposed to be driving the emergence of Japan and the Asian tigers. With the current awesome rise of China challenging the world order, it seems prudent to resume the conversation.

Domestic Violence in Asia

Domestic Violence in Asia
Author: Emma Fulu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN 10: 1136014160
ISBN 13: 9781136014161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Domestic Violence in Asia Book Review:

This book explores changing patterns of domestic violence in Asia. Based on extensive original research in the Maldives, it argues that forces of globalisation, consumerism, Islamism and democratisation are changing the nature of domestic relations, with shifting ideas surrounding gender and Islam being particularly significant. The book points out that domestic violence has been relatively low in the Maldives in comparison with other Asian countries, as a result of, the book argues, a history of relatively equal gender relations, an ideology of masculinity that is associated with calmness and rationality where violence is not considered an acceptable means of dealing with problems, and flexible marriage and divorce practices. The book shows how these factors are being undermined by new ideas which emphasise the need for wifely obedience, increasing gender inequality and the right of husbands to be coercive.

Women and Work in Globalizing Asia

Women and Work in Globalizing Asia
Author: Dong-Sook S. Gills,Nicola Piper
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2003-08-29
ISBN 10: 113452076X
ISBN 13: 9781134520763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Work in Globalizing Asia Book Review:

This book sheds light on the real experiences of women in different societies, exploring the impact of globalization through the changing nature of the labour of women. A comprehensive survey of women and work is provided by using case studies and empirical data collected from throughout Asia and also includes an analysis of Asian immigrants working in the US. This book is an invaluable resource, accessible to both undergraduate and postgraduate students of women's studies, labour relations, international political economy and Asian studies.

Black Sea and Central Asia Promoting Work and Well Being

Black Sea and Central Asia Promoting Work and Well Being
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2008-06-11
ISBN 10: 9264047301
ISBN 13: 9789264047303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Sea and Central Asia Promoting Work and Well Being Book Review:

This book analyses the opportunities and conditions of employment throughout the Black Sea region and Central Asia. It examines how different countries deal with social issues affecting well-being.

Globalisation and the Asia Pacific

Globalisation and the Asia Pacific
Author: Peter Dicken,Philip F. Kelly,Lily Kong,Kris Olds,Henry Wai-chung Yeung
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2005-06-27
ISBN 10: 1134638159
ISBN 13: 9781134638154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalisation and the Asia Pacific Book Review:

Most books that analyse the crucial subject of globalisation only look at it from a western perspective. This is the first detailed study to look at globalisation specifically in the Asia-Pacific region. An impressive collection of leading, interdisciplinary scholars explore various dimensions of globalisation and their relationship to development processes in the region.

Globalisation and the Asia Pacific

Globalisation and the Asia Pacific
Author: Iyanatul Islam,Moazzem Hossain
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2006-06-27
ISBN 10: 9781781958414
ISBN 13: 1781958416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalisation and the Asia Pacific Book Review:

Presents contested perspectives on globalisation illustrated by the diverse experiences of selected economies of the Asia-Pacific as case studies. Country experiences, ranging from broad political economy perspectives to industry case studies, are discussed. Australian Islam from Griffith university.

Globalisation and Economic Security in East Asia

Globalisation and Economic Security in East Asia
Author: Helen E. Nesadurai
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-09-11
ISBN 10: 1134190433
ISBN 13: 9781134190430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalisation and Economic Security in East Asia Book Review:

What is the relationship between globalization and economic security? Globalisation and Economic Security in East Asia is an incisive new engagement with this important question that uses detailed conceptual exploration and fresh empirical analysis. Viewing traditional neorealist conceptions of economic security as overly narrow, this new study suggests that any conception of economic security in the contemporary era needs to also pay close attention to the nature of global capitalism, and the insecurities it generates for societies and individuals. This uniquely open-ended approach to conceptualizing economic security is supported by the East Asian experience. The country case studies included here reveal that while economic security has largely been posed as one of ensuring sustainable economic growth and equitable social development, particularly following the 1997 to 1998 Asian financial crisis, other, more realist conceptions of economic security have not become irrelevant. This is also an exploration of whether and how national, regional and multilateral institutions, as well as non-state regional mechanisms, help policy makers meet the task of governing in the interests of economic security. This book will be of great interest to all students and scholars of international relations, international political economy of East Asia globalization and security studies.

Globalisation and Tertiary Education in the Asia Pacific

Globalisation and Tertiary Education in the Asia Pacific
Author: Christopher Charles Findlay,William G. Tierney
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9814299049
ISBN 13: 9789814299046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalisation and Tertiary Education in the Asia Pacific Book Review:

The rapid development and adoption of technology along with open economies has created an integrated global economy. The globalisation process has brought with it significant changes in all areas of life, including tertiary education. This book outlines the features of the new wave of globalisation and draws out specific trends and challenges associated with this new wave for universities and policy makers.

South Asia Migration Report 2017

South Asia Migration Report 2017
Author: S. Irudaya Rajan
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2016-11-25
ISBN 10: 1315297876
ISBN 13: 9781315297873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

South Asia Migration Report 2017 Book Review:

South Asians comprise over 15 per cent of all international migrating population, among the highest in the world. The countries of the Persian Gulf are perhaps still the largest recipients of migrant workers. A unique economy has developed between these two regions, with all South Asian nations being major beneficiaries and featuring among the top twenty countries receiving maximum remittances globally. The South Asia Migration Report 2017 is the first of its kind, documenting migration profiles, diaspora, recruitment and remittances, both in individual countries as well as the South Asian region as a whole. It also discusses skilled, unskilled and internal migrations. The volume: includes on-the-ground studies from six nations: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Afghanistan; discusses public policy, effects of global recession on the region and its impact on migration; and examines the process of reintegration of returning migrants. This book will be indispensable for scholars and researchers of economics, development studies, migration and diaspora studies, labour studies and sociology. It will also be useful to policymakers and government institutions working in the area.

Us vs Them

Us vs  Them
Author: Ian Bremmer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-04-24
ISBN 10: 0525533192
ISBN 13: 9780525533191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Us vs Them Book Review:

New York Times bestseller "A cogent analysis of the concurrent Trump/Brexit phenomena and a dire warning about what lies ahead...a lucid, provocative book." --Kirkus Reviews Those who championed globalization once promised a world of winners, one in which free trade would lift all the world's boats, and extremes of left and right would give way to universally embraced liberal values. The past few years have shattered this fantasy, as those who've paid the price for globalism's gains have turned to populist and nationalist politicians to express fury at the political, media, and corporate elites they blame for their losses. The United States elected an anti-immigration, protectionist president who promised to "put America first" and turned a cold eye on alliances and treaties. Across Europe, anti-establishment political parties made gains not seen in decades. The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. And as Ian Bremmer shows in this eye-opening book, populism is still spreading. Globalism creates plenty of both winners and losers, and those who've missed out want to set things right. They've seen their futures made obsolete. They hear new voices and see new faces all about them. They feel their cultures shift. They don't trust what they read. They've begun to understand the world as a battle for the future that pits "us" vs. "them." Bremmer points to the next wave of global populism, one that hits emerging nations before they have fully emerged. As in Europe and America, citizens want security and prosperity, and they're becoming increasingly frustrated with governments that aren't capable of providing them. To protect themselves, many government will build walls, both digital and physical. For instance... * In Brazil and other fast-developing countries, civilians riot when higher expectations for better government aren't being met--the downside of their own success in lifting millions from poverty. * In Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, Indonesia, Egypt and other emerging states, frustration with government is on the rise and political battle lines are being drawn. * In China, where awareness of inequality is on the rise, the state is building a system to use the data that citizens generate to contain future demand for change * In India, the tools now used to provide essential services for people who've never had them can one day be used to tighten the ruling party's grip on power. When human beings feel threatened, we identify the danger and look for allies. We use the enemy, real or imagined, to rally friends to our side. This book is about the ways in which people will define these threats as fights for survival. It's about the walls governments will build to protect insiders from outsiders and the state from its people. And it's about what we can do about it.

Cultural Control and Globalization in Asia

Cultural Control and Globalization in Asia
Author: Laikwan Pang
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2007-05-07
ISBN 10: 1134263724
ISBN 13: 9781134263721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Control and Globalization in Asia Book Review:

This is a succint and well-written book introducing a truly interdisciplinary approach to the study of copyright and related issues in contemporary popular culture in relation to the current development of Asian cinema, and questions how copyright is appropriated to regulate culture. It examines the many meanings and practices pertaining to "copying" in cinema, demonstrating the dynamics between globalization’s desire for cultural control and cinema’s own resistance to such manipulation. Focusing on the cinema of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and film 'piracy' in these countries, the book argues that ideas of cultural ownership and copyright are not as clear-cut as they may at first seem, and that copyright is used as a means through which cultural control is exercised by the cultural big business of the dominant power.