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

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.

Globalization and Defence in the Asia Pacific

Globalization and Defence in the Asia Pacific
Author: Geoffrey Till,Emrys Chew,Joshua Ho
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0415440483
ISBN 13: 9780415440486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalization and Defence in the Asia Pacific Book Review:

This edited volume examines the impact of globalisation on the economies, security policies and military-industrial complexes of the Asia-Pacific region. The work is structured into three main parts. The first explores globalization and its general effects on the policy-making of the nation-state; the second section looks at how globalisation affects a country's threat perception and defence posture within the specific context of the Asia-Pacific region; while the third explores how it impacts on a state's allocation of resources to defence, and how economic globalization affects the defence industry, with specific reference to the procurement policies and practices of different states across the Asia-Pacific.

The Local Impact of Globalization in South and Southeast Asia

The Local Impact of Globalization in South and Southeast Asia
Author: Bart Lambregts,Niels Beerepoot,Robert C. Kloosterman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2015-08-27
ISBN 10: 1317679431
ISBN 13: 9781317679431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Local Impact of Globalization in South and Southeast Asia Book Review:

In the past two decades, several millions of IT-enabled services jobs have been relocated or ‘offshored’ from the US and Europe to, in particular, low cost economies around the world. Most of these jobs so far have landed in South and South-East Asia, with India and the Philippines receiving the bulk of them. This has caused profound changes in the international division of labour, and has had correspondingly wide social and economic effects. This book examines how this ‘next wave in globalization’ affects people and places in South and South-East Asia. It brings together twelve case studies from India, the Philippines, China, Hong Kong and Thailand, and explores how and for whom services offshoring creates opportunities, triggers local economic transformations and produces challenges. This book in addition compares how different countries take part in this ‘second global shift’, investigates service-sector driven economic development from a historical perspective, and engages with the question whether and to what extent services offer a new promising avenue of sustained economic growth for developing countries. It argues that service-led development in developing countries is not easy for all the workers involved, or a guaranteed path to sustained economic development and prosperity. This volume stands out from other books in the field in its exploration of the social and economic outcomes in the cities and countries where services have been located. Based on cutting edge empirical research and original data, the volume offers a state-of-the-art contribution to this growing debate. The book provides valuable insights for students, scholars and professionals interested in services offshoring, socio-economic development and contemporary transformations in South and South-East Asia.

Women and Work in Globalising Asia

Women and Work in Globalising Asia
Author: Dong-Sook Shin Gills,Nicola Piper
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 0415255864
ISBN 13: 9780415255868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Work in Globalising Asia Book Review:

Shedding light on the real experiences of women in different societies, this book explores the impact of globalization and provides a survey of women and work using case studies and empirical data collected throughout Asia, as well as an analysis of Asian immigrants working in the US.

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.

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: 407
Release: 2008-08-01
ISBN 10: 0824862627
ISBN 13: 9780824862626
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.

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.

Globalisation and Its Impact on Asia

Globalisation and Its Impact on Asia
Author: Michael Yeoh
Publsiher: Pelanduk Publications Sdn Bhd
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822034086157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalisation and Its Impact on Asia Book Review:

"For globalisation to work, there must be sharing of knowledge, ideas and information among Asian countries. This book comprises detailed research papers undertaken by various experts on globalisation and its impact on Asia. It researches into how Malaysia is progressing towards becoming a knowledge-based society, how leadership and values are being developed, how national competitiveness can be further enhanced, resulting from gloablisation and AFTA, as well as the emergence and critical role of China as both a threat and an opportunity."--Jacket.

Globalisation Employment and Education in Sri Lanka

Globalisation  Employment and Education in Sri Lanka
Author: Angela W. Little,Siri T. Hettige
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2014-05-23
ISBN 10: 1136189939
ISBN 13: 9781136189937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalisation Employment and Education in Sri Lanka Book Review:

Since the late 1970s, Sri Lanka has undergone a socio-economic transformation, from protectionism towards economic liberalisation and increasing integration into the world economy. Through a systematic comparison of these periods of economic change (1956–1977, and 1977 to the present), Angela W. Little and Siri T. Hettige examine the impact of this transformation on education, youth employment and equality of opportunity in Sri Lanka. The book charts Sri Lanka’s shift from a predominantly agricultural economy to one dominated by services and manufacturing, a reduction in unemployment, rising educational and occupational levels, expectations and achievements, and a reduction in poverty. In turn, it reveals a growing role for the private sector and foreign interests in post-secondary education and a modest growth in private education at the primary and secondary levels, as well as widening social disparities in access to qualifications, training and skills. The Sri Lankan experience of, and engagement with, globalisation has been tempered by a long-running ethnic conflict that hindered economic and social development and diverted considerable public funds into defence and war. Now that the war is ‘won’, the challenge is how to invest in human resource development and the fulfilment of the expectations of youth from all ethnic and social groups. This challenge requires serious policy analysis, the generation of more state revenues, the reallocation of existing public resources, and a political commitment to the winning of a sustainable peace and stability. This book makes an important contribution to the broader international literature on the implications of globalisation for education policy and practice, and to the interaction of exogenous and endogenous forces for educational change. It deals with the tension between the high social demand for education and the growing demand for specialised skills in a changing economy. As such, it has a wide interdisciplinary appeal across education policy and politics, Asian education, South Asian society, youth policy, sociology of education, political economy of social change, and globalisation.

Organising Labour in Globalising Asia

Organising Labour in Globalising Asia
Author: Jane Hutchison,Andrew Brown
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 0415250595
ISBN 13: 9780415250597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organising Labour in Globalising Asia Book Review:

This work offers wide-ranging insights into the organizing capacities of workers in Asia today. It looks at nine case studies to examine workers' responses to class relations and reveals some of the openings for local activism which can arise from transnational production arrangements.

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.

Globalization in the Asian Region

Globalization in the Asian Region
Author: Gloria Davies,Chris Nyland
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2004-04-28
ISBN 10: 9781781959862
ISBN 13: 1781959862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalization in the Asian Region Book Review:

For anyone seeking a diverse range of perspectives on globalisation in the Asia-Pacific region, this collection of highly readable essays is a good place to start. Focusing on individual countries, the chapters examine the specific modalities of global integration and the responses of different sections of society in each country. The authors address questions of major importance for democratic societies, such as: the connection between globalisation and the rise of religious extremism; whether globalisation is in reality a new form of imperial preference; who the winners and losers are. These are complemented by three short case studies dealing with Indonesia s unrealised potential, foreign investment in China and patterns in the movement of people between Hong Kong and the mainland. The essays provide a rich source of thought-provoking analysis of the complex cultural and political responses arising from both opportunities provided by globalisation and its more negative impacts. Melanie Beresford, Macquarie University, Australia Globalization in the Asian Region draws confident ragged lines across disciplines, themes and the conventional boundaries of scholarship. The range of material in the anthology is astounding. The diversity and admixture of political positions and approaches is confronting. Contemporary Asia is thus mapped without overgeneralizing a homogenous whole. Paul James, RMIT University, Australia This collection of thoughtful essays provides a reliable picture of the dynamic and often ironic operation of globalization in Asia today and challenges individuals to believe that as communities we have a choice in how we respond and contribute to globalization. The editors highlight the multifaceted nature of globalization and bring to the fore its supraterritoriality. A dozen detailed studies make good on these claims from analyses of American militancy since 9-11, terrorism, and poverty, to case studies on Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and China. These essays make clear the interactive nature of globalization as various economic, cultural, and political forces pour into Asian societies while the impact of their responses from exports to currency fluctuations to migration flows to transnational religious movements in turn reshape the selfsame globalization process. Timothy Cheek, University of British Columbia, Canada Bringing together contributors from both the university sector and business-centered research institutions, this comprehensive volume offers diverse perspectives on the impacts and consequences of globalization in different parts of the Asian region. Each chapter offers a substantial account of globalization within a particular nation-state or area in the region. Different understandings underpin the chapters. Some contributors perceive globalization as progress in the form of economically driven processes that have made nations mutually dependent in unprecedented and complex ways. Others emphasize the uneven outcomes of globalization, as well as the stakes for economic growth and social order in the global climate of deepening political and religious divisions since September 2001. General and specialist readers alike will gain an appreciation of the myriad emphases placed on globalization within different nations and from various vantage points. The book showcases diverse styles of discourse and serves to greatly broaden the scope of what can be discussed under the rubric of globalization within a single volume.

Globalisation and Social Development

Globalisation and Social Development
Author: L. Cuyvers
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781781959947
ISBN 13: 1781959943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalisation and Social Development Book Review:

'There is much to commend in this collection of papers to those interested in both globalization per se as well as those interested in economic and social development in South-east Asia.' - David N. Ashton, Asia Pacific Business Review The impact of globalisation on social development is a critical issue for both developed and developing countries. In Globalisation and Social Development, leading experts investigate this from the perspective of European, and more specifically, Southeast Asian economies including Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam.

Globalization and Modernity in Asia

Globalization and Modernity in Asia
Author: Chris Hudson,Bart Barendregt
Publsiher: Asian Visual Cultures
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-07-12
ISBN 10: 9789462981126
ISBN 13: 9462981124
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalization and Modernity in Asia Book Review:

This series focuses on visual cultures that are produced, distributed and consumed in Asia and by Asian communities worldwide. Visual cultures have been implicated in creative policies of the state and in global cultural networks (such as the art world, film festivals and the Internet), particularly since the emergence of digital technologies. Visual communication and innovation is also thriving in transnational networks and communities at the grass-roots level. This series seeks to explore how the texts and contexts of Asian visual cultures shape, express and negotiate new forms of creativity, subjectivity and cultural politics. It specifically aims to probe into the political, commercial and digital contexts in which visual cultures emerge and circulate, and to trace the potential of these cultures for political or social critique. 0Bart Barendregt is an associate professor at the Leiden Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology.

Asian Economic Integration in an Era of Global Uncertainty

Asian Economic Integration in an Era of Global Uncertainty
Author: Shiro Armstrong,Tom Westland
Publsiher: ANU Press
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2018-01-08
ISBN 10: 1760461768
ISBN 13: 9781760461768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asian Economic Integration in an Era of Global Uncertainty Book Review:

The Pacific Trade and Development (PAFTAD) conference series has been at the forefront of analysing challenges facing the economies of East Asia and the Pacific since its first meeting in Tokyo in January 1968. The 38th PAFTAD conference met at a key time to consider international economic integration. Earlier in the year, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union and the United States elected Donald Trump as their next president on the back of an inward-looking ‘America First’ promise. Brexit and President Trump represent a growing, and worrying, trend towards protectionism in the North Atlantic countries that have led the process of globalisation since the end of the Second World War. The chapters in the volume describe the state of play in Asian economic integration but, more importantly, look forward to the region’s future, and the role it might play in defending the global system that has underwritten its historic rise. Asia has the potential to stand as a bulwark against the dual threats of North Atlantic protectionism and slowing trade growth, but collective leadership will be needed regionally and difficult domestic reforms will be required in each country.

Fairness Globalization and Public Institutions

Fairness  Globalization  and Public Institutions
Author: Jim Dator,Richard C. Pratt,Yongseok Seo
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2006-04-30
ISBN 10: 0824841964
ISBN 13: 9780824841966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fairness Globalization and Public Institutions Book Review:

Who benefits from the interconnected processes often referred to as globalization? Is it a relatively few people, with most others either being harmed or at least not helped? Are the good things that globalization produces, whatever they are, widely shared? What processes lead us in one direction or another? This book examines a key dimension of globalization: its fairness. It investigates the meaning of and role fairness plays when public institutions are faced with the challenges and opportunities of globalization. Here a distinguished group of contributors, including both academics and practitioners, focuses on East and Southeast Asia, but the relevance of the issues discussed extends well beyond these regions. They present a broad-ranging examination of the intersections between fairness, globalization, and public institutions. Contributors: Doug Allen, Walt T. Anderson, Ron Brown, Jim Dator, Jingping Ding, Christopher Grandy, Sohail Inayatullah,Yong-duck Jung, Martin Khor, Yoshiko Kojo, Le Van Anh, Ivana Milojevic, Ryo Oshiba, Edgar A. Porter, Dick Pratt, Fred Riggs, James Rosenau,Yongseok Seo, Chanto Sisowath, Shunichi Takekawa.

Globalization and Its Discontents

Globalization and Its Discontents
Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2003-04-17
ISBN 10: 9780393071078
ISBN 13: 0393071073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalization and Its Discontents Book Review:

This powerful, unsettling book gives us a rare glimpse behind the closed doors of global financial institutions by the winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics. When it was first published, this national bestseller quickly became a touchstone in the globalization debate. Renowned economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz had a ringside seat for most of the major economic events of the last decade, including stints as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and chief economist at the World Bank. Particularly concerned with the plight of the developing nations, he became increasingly disillusioned as he saw the International Monetary Fund and other major institutions put the interests of Wall Street and the financial community ahead of the poorer nations. Those seeking to understand why globalization has engendered the hostility of protesters in Seattle and Genoa will find the reasons here. While this book includes no simple formula on how to make globalization work, Stiglitz provides a reform agenda that will provoke debate for years to come. Rarely do we get such an insider's analysis of the major institutions of globalization as in this penetrating book. With a new foreword for this paperback edition.

East Asia Pacific at Work

East Asia Pacific at Work
Author: World Bank Group,Truman G. Packard,Trang Van Nguyen
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2014-05-07
ISBN 10: 1464800049
ISBN 13: 9781464800047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

East Asia Pacific at Work Book Review:

The unprecedented progress of East Asia Pacific is a triumph of working people. Countries that were low-income a generation ago successfully integrated into the global value chain, exploiting their labor-cost advantage. In 1990, the region held about a third of the world’s labor force. Leveraging this comparative advantage, the share of global GDP of emerging economies in East Asia Pacific grew from 7 percent in 1992 to 17 percent in 2011. Yet, the region now finds itself at a critical juncture. Work and its contribution to growth and well-being can no longer be taken for granted. The challenges range from high youth inactivity and rising inequality to binding skills shortages. A key underlying issue is economic informality, which constrains innovation and productivity, limits the tax base, and increases household vulnerability to shocks. Informality is both a consequence of stringent labor regulations and limited enforcement capacity. In several countries, de jure employment regulations are more stringent than in many parts of Europe. Even labor regulations set at reasonable levels but poorly implemented can aggravate the market failures they were designed to overcome. This report argues that the appropriate policy responses are to ensure macroeconomic stability, and in particular, a regulatory framework that encourages small- and medium-sized enterprises where most people in the region work. Mainly agrarian countries should focus on raising agricultural productivity. In urbanizing countries, good urban planning becomes critical. Pacific island countries will need to provide youth with human capital needed to succeed abroad as migrant workers. And, across the region, it is critical to ‘formalize’ more work, to increase the coverage of essential social protection, and to sustain productivity. To this end, policies should encourage mobility of labor and human capital, and not favor some forms of employment - for instance, full-time wage employment in manufacturing - over others, either implicitly or explicitly. Policies to increase growth and well-being from employment should instead reflect and support the dynamism and diversity of work forms across 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
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822035629799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalisation and the Asia Pacific Book Review:

This book illustrates contested perspectives on globalisation represented by the diverse experiences of selected economies within the Asia-Pacific region, namely Australia, China, India and Sri Lanka as case studies. Academics and practitioners from national governments and international organisations have contributed their unique experiences and skill-sets to a volume written in a non-technical but rigorous fashion, enabling the reader to follow complex and technical debates pertaining to globalisation. The book begins by studying the nature of disagreements among economists on the benefits and costs of globalisation, highlighting ways in which one can consolidate the gains from globalisation while mitigating its costs, offering a critique of macroeconomic conservatism and discussing the promises, pitfalls and perils of foreign direct investment. The contributors then go on to anchor global debates in regional and country specific circumstances. The issues discussed range from broad political economy perspectives to industry case studies but all are united by concerns about socio-economic disparities in an age of globalisation.Scholars and researchers at many levels and in many fields of study including Asian studies and international economics will find this readable volume of great interest and value, as will policymakers.