This issue in brief, A ‘Freer’ Flow of Skilled Labour within ASEAN: Aspirations, Opportunities, and Challenges in 2015 and Beyond, explores how ASEAN Member States are taking steps toward better qualifications recognition to prevent the resulting waste of human capital, in response to the mounting evidence that migrants in the region lack the skills recognition required to put their knowledge and training to use in destination countries.
This issue in brief also examines Member States’ goals versus the challenges they face, as well as the opportunities the region could stand to lose now and in the future if these challenges remain unmet. Realities on the ground—including the fact that around 87 percent of intra-ASEAN migrants are low-skilled workers, the prevalence of irregular migration in the region, and the flow imbalances among states—could complicate realization of the AEC’s already limited aspirations, the authors note.
This issue in brief is the eleventh in a series by the Migration Policy Institute and the International Organization for Migration’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific that is focused on offering succinct insights on migration issues affecting the Asia-Pacific region today. To read earlier briefs in the series, visit: www.migrationpolicy.org/programs/migrants-migration-and-development
Explore the Virtual Special Issue: Anthropology Beyond Boundaries
Anthropology has a long and deep relationship with the journal Economy and Society that stretches from its first issues. Within its pages ethnography has been brought to bear on the crucial theoretical debates of each era. The articles in this new virtual issue draw out three reoccurring themes: justice; governance; and capital.
Please click here to read the free articles online until the 31st March 2015.
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To raise the awareness on human rights, Oxford University Press have recently produced a map of pins indicating 50 key human rights international cases from around the world, http://blog.oup.com/2014/12/human-rights-awareness-month-case-map/, each with a brief description and a link to a free article or report on the case. This map provides a quick tour to these cases, highlighting trends and themes, including some positive and some negative. It showcases the variety of international, regional, and national mechanisms and fora for adjudicating human rights claims, and the range of rights that have been recognized.
It’s that time of year again, when the Migration Policy Institute’s online journal, the Migration Information Source, kicks off its annual countdown of the Top 10 Migration Issues of 2014. This year, Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and MPI Europe experts were invited to examine key developments and trends in migration issues and policies around the world.
Herewith the beginning of the countdown:
10. Migration with Chinese Characteristics: Hukou Reform and Elite Emigration
9. The Points System is Dead, Long Live the Points System
8. Changing Landscape Prompts Mexico’s Emergence as a Migration Manager
7. Exploitation of Migrant Workers in Asia
6. Governments Fear Return and Intentions of Radicalized Citizens Fighting Abroad
Be sure to check back next week for the Top 10 Migration Issues of 2014 to see what made the top of the list!
Area Studies Open Select Collection
Routledge presents a collection of articles recently published in Area Studies Open Select journals.
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South Asia Economic Development Collection
South Asia was recently designated the second-fastest growing region in the world. Find out what factors have contributed to its growth, with over 80 articles exploring the economy from a regional and country-specific perspective.
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Free Access to Special Issue: North Korea and East Asia
To make your research into North Korean and East Asian Economics simpler, read this Special Issue from International Economic Journal completely free to access until 31st December 2014.
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Specializing in Law in Asia
This free article collection examines Law across Asia, with carefully selected papers on China, India and smaller nations such as Indonesia and Malaysia. These articles are free to read until 31st December 2014 to help you in your research of this diverse region.
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Korean Immigrants in the United States
Migration to the United States from the Korean peninsula, largely from South Korea, owes its roots to political, military, and economic factors, with an estimated 1.1 million Korean immigrants in the United States. Korean migration to the United States has stalled in recent years, and even declined, with a small but growing number of immigrants and their U.S.-born children returning to Korea, as this article explores.
Ecuador: From Mass Emigration to Return Migration?
This country profile analyzes Ecuador’s migration trends and examines how remittances and return migration have become an important policy focus for a country with an estimated 1.5 million to 2 million nationals living abroad, chiefly in the United States, Spain, and Italy. As waves of emigration occurred, Ecuador also has experienced significant inflows of refugees and economic and lifestyle migrants.
[Source: Migration Information Source December 4, 2014]
As per the new arrangement between the publishers of South China Morning Post and WiseNews, SCMP will be withdrawn from WiseNews effective from 1st January 2015. Users can access the historic archive (from 1903 onward up to 10 years ago ) via ProQuest’s historical newspapers, and the current 10 years up to today via SCMP.com.
Health & Justice aims to present original experimental research on the area of health and well-being of people involved in the adult or juvenile justice system, including people who work in the system; Health & Justice presents meta-analysis or systematic reviews in the area of health and justice for those involved in the justice system.
Health & Justices Popular Papers:
- Implementation of contingency management in probation agencies using a case controlled longitudinal design: a PDSA study protocol, by Faye S Taxman and Danielle S Rudes
- Associations between past trauma, current social support, and loneliness in incarcerated populations, by Jennifer C Kao, Adam Chuong, Madhavi K Reddy, Robyn L Gobin, Caron Zlotnick and Jennifer E Johnson
- Incarceration as a catalyst for worsening health, by Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein
- Development of an intervention to increase health service utilisation in ex-prisoners, by Stuart A Kinner, Kate van Dooren, Frances M Boyle, Marie Longo, and Nicholas Lennox
- A cluster randomized trial of an organizational linkage intervention for offenders with substance use disorders: study protocol, by Peter D Friedmann, Lori J Ducharme, Wayne Welsh, Linda Frisman, Kevin Knight, Timothy Kinlock, Shannon Mitchell, Elizabeth Hall, Terry Urbine, Michael Gordon, Sami Abdel-Salam, Dan O’Connell, Carmen Albizu-Garcia, Hannah Knudsen, Jamieson Duval, Juliane Fenster, Jennifer Pankow, for the CJ-DATS MATICCE Workgroup
Immigration Not Decisive in the Midterms, But Results Critical to the Congressional Debate
While immigration and the Latino vote may not have been decisive in the 2014 midterm elections, the Republican takeover of the Senate come January 2015 and increased majority in the House have significant implications for the outcome of the immigration debate. This article examines the changing dynamics and the president’s intent to proceed with executive action to shield some of the unauthorized immigrant population from deportation.
Pacific Island Nations, Criminal Deportees, and Reintegration Challenges
Pacific Islanders with criminal convictions have found themselves deported from Australia, New Zealand, or the United States, which have shifted their immigration enforcement priorities in recent years. This article explores the significant barriers to reintegration that criminal deportees in Pacific Island countries face upon their return, including difficulty accessing community networks and jobs.
[Source: Migration Information Source November 13, 2014]
Special Issue: Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism: Different Peas, Same Pod?
This Global Crime special issue contributes to the current debate over the crime–terror nexus through the use of a multidisciplinary approach, based both on theoretical reflections and on case studies.
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Special Issue: The Evolution of Victimology: Pedagogy, Research, Services, and Advocacy
This special edition of the Journal of Criminal Justice Education seeks to enhance the knowledge and understanding of the field of victimology along with presenting the challenges and opportunities for educators and service providers
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