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dc.contributor.authorKaur, Amarjiten
dc.contributor.authorMetcalfe, Ianen
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-19T11:48:00Z
dc.date.issued2008en
dc.identifier.citationUNEAC Asia Papers: Journal of the UNE Asia Centre, 21-28(Special Issue: Migration and Security), p. 1-3en
dc.identifier.issn1442-6420en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/6890en
dc.description.abstractThe current immigration debate in labour-importing countries such as Malaysia centres largely on whether migrants are an asset or a threat. On the one hand, migrant labour is an important economic asset in meeting labour shortages, keeping down labour costs and providing a range of skills not available locally. On the other, there are concerns that migrants put pressure on health and educational services and affect national security. It is also increasingly evident that many people move in disregard of the borders that delineate nations because they aspire to achieve a better life. This movement is perceived to undermine national structures since some migrants operate outside official channels and it is thus in local situations and contexts that the impact of migration is experienced, debated, and contested most directly. The current debate suggests that Southeast Asia is facing an important change of direction due to migration contributing to the reinvention and reconstruction of increasingly impenetrable borders. With the aim of contributing to this ongoing debate in Southeast Asia and the wider Asia-Pacific region, the Malaysia and Singapore Society of Australia addressed these and other issues at its Fourteenth Colloquium in December 2006. The Colloquium theme - Boundaries and Shifting Sovereignties: Migration, Security and Regional Cooperation In Asia - was tackled from a variety of perspectives. Seven papers from the interdisciplinary colloquium were selected for this special issue and provide new insights into the debates around migration and security in the region. In this volume we first examine migration issues focussing on state and societal perceptions towards migrant workers in Malaysia, the migration-trafficking-refugee nexus and the role of the Jesuit Refugee Service, a faith-based organisation that works with refugee groups in the Asia-Pacific. Second, in the context of rethinking about borders, we examine the key issue of security and how Malaysia in particular deals with regional security issues and conflict at its borders with Thailand and the Philippines. The question of suicide bombers in Indonesia is also considered in the wider context of national and regional security.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherUNEAC: University of New England Asia Centreen
dc.relation.ispartofUNEAC Asia Papers: Journal of the UNE Asia Centreen
dc.titleMigration and Security: Political, Social and Economic Contexts of Migrationen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.subject.keywordsMigrationen
local.contributor.firstnameAmarjiten
local.contributor.firstnameIanen
local.subject.for2008160303 Migrationen
local.subject.seo2008940399 International Relations not elsewhere classifieden
local.profile.schoolAdministrationen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Environmental and Rural Scienceen
local.profile.emailakaur@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailimetcal2@une.edu.auen
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local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordpes:6388en
local.publisher.placeArmidale, Australiaen
local.identifier.runningnumberPaper No. 21en
local.format.startpage1en
local.format.endpage3en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume21-28en
local.identifier.issueSpecial Issue: Migration and Securityen
local.title.subtitlePolitical, Social and Economic Contexts of Migrationen
local.contributor.lastnameKauren
local.contributor.lastnameMetcalfeen
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dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleMigration and Securityen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
local.relation.urlhttp://www.une.edu.au/asiacentre/papers.phpen
local.relation.urlhttp://www.une.edu.au/asiacentre/PDF/No21.pdfen
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local.search.authorKaur, Amarjiten
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local.year.published2008en
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