DSWD readies ‘action plan’ for 7,000 PH deportees from Sabah

DSWD readies ‘action plan’ for 7,000 PH deportees from Sabah (Pasion 2017) Pasion, Patty. 2017. “DSWD Readies ‘Action Plan’ for 7,000 PH Deportees from Sabah.” Rappler, January 31. https://www.rappler.com/nation/160046-dswd-action-plan-filipino-deportees-sabah. “The [Philippines’] Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is preparing an “action plan” that would guide government assistance to 7,000 Filipinos who are expected to be deported from [the Malaysian state of] Sabah by February.”  The deportations are the result of an agreement reached with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak Read More

Regulating the Human Supply Chain

Regulating the Human Supply Chain (Gordan 2017) Gordon, Jennifer. 2017. “Regulating the Human Supply Chain.” Iowa Law Review 102 (2): 445+. https://ilr.law.uiowa.edu/print/volume-102-issue-2/regulating-the-human-supply-chain/. Legal scholarship has failed to take note of the increasing impact of recruitment intermediaries on the rule of law in the United States, and on the regulation of employment in U.S. low-wage labor markets in particular.  This Article fills that gap for forming a novel conceptual framing of migrant recruitment as a “human supply chain.”  It builds on this Read More

Global Care Chain: A Critical Introduction

Global Care Chain: A Critical Introduction (Nicola Yeates, Global Migration Perspectives, 44: 1-20, 2005) The ‘global care chain’ concept is attracting attention across a range of social science fields, in particular globalisation studies, migration studies, care studies and gender studies. This paper provides a critical introduction to that concept, a general discussion of the merits of the concept and ways in which its usefulness might be enhanced. The discussion begins by reviewing the origins and general features of the ‘global care Read More