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Palgrave Macmillan

Globalization and Social Transformation in the Asia-Pacific

The Australian and Malayasian Experience

ISBN 9781137298379
Publication Date October 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific

As the Asia-Pacific region develops in economic strength and influence in the twenty-first century, a deeper understanding of the differences and commonalities among the countries of this region is needed. Australia and Malaysia share the Asia-Pacific region with powerful neighbours such as China and Indonesia, as well as small fledgling democracies such as Timor Leste. This timely volume compares these two societies on key issues and tensions relating to globalization and social transformation, including foreign policy and national security; multiculturalism and citizenship; the middle class; global governance; migrants, human rights and international students. The contributors explore the contested and lively debates that emerge through the expanded mobility of ideas and people in this so-called 'Asian Century'.

Claudia Tazreiter is Senior Lecturer at the School of Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Her research focuses on contemporary human rights discourses, civil society, post-conflict trauma and memorialising processes and cosmopolitanism. She is currently working on an Australian Research Council funded project focusing on temporary migrant workers in the Asia Pacific. She is the author of Asylum Seekers and the State; The Politics of Protection in a Security-Conscious World and is the managing co-editor of the Australian Journal of Human Rights.

Tham Siew Yean is Professor and former Director at the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), National University of Malaysia (UKM). Her recent publications include Malaysia's Development Challenges: Graduating from the Middle, co-edited with Hal Hill and Ragayah Haji Mat Zin (2012); and 'Trade in Higher Education Services in Malaysia: Key Policy Challenges', Higher Education Policy (2010).

1. Globalization as Localized Experience, Adaptation and Resistance – an Introduction; Claudia Tazreiter and Tham Siew Yean
2. Regionalism and Democracy in Asia: the Australia-Malaysia Nexus; Benjamin Reilly
3. Malaysia's Approach to Asian Regionalism in the Context of Expanding Globalization; K.S. Nathan
4. Globalization Transforms the Broad Middle Class; Michael Pusey
5. Responding to Globalization and the State: Negotiations and Contestations by the Middle Class in Malaysia; Abdul Rahman Embong
6. Globalization and Industrial Governance: A View from Australia; Elizabeth Thurbon
7. Liberalization and Domestic Regulation in Malaysia's Services Sector: the Case of the Private Higher Education Sector; Tham Siew Yean
8. Multiculturalism and Citizenship - the Malaysia Experience; Helen Ting
9. Multiculturalism and Citizenship – the Australian Experience; Geoffrey Brahm Levey
10. An Uncomfortable Fit: Australia's Refugee Policy in a Regional Context; Linda Bartolomei and Eileen Pittaway
11. Temporary, Precarious and Invisible Labour: Globalized Migrant Workers in Australia; Claudia Tazreiter
12. Irregular Migrants, Human Rights and Securitization in Malaysia: a Policy Perspective; A.K.M Ahsan Ullah
13. Gender Equality and the Regulation of Intimate Relations; Helen Pringle and Siti Muhammad
14. Reframing Gender: Civil Society and Dissent in Malaysia; Saskia Louise Schäfer and Julian C.H. Lee
15. Globalization and Australian International Education; Rogelia Pe-Pua and Le Nhat Tran
16. Internationalization in Malaysia's Higher Education; Ragayah Haji Mat Zin

Abdul Rahman Embong, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
AKM Ahsan Ullah, American University in Cairo, Egypt
Linda Bartolomei, University of New South Wales, Australia
Julian CH Lee, RMIT University, Australia
Geoffrey Brahm Levey, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Le Nhat Tran, Hue University, Vietnam
Siti Muhammad, Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia
Rogelia Pe-Pua, University of New South Wales, Australia
Eileen Pittaway, University of New South Wales, Australia
Helen Pringle, University of New South Wales, Australia
Michael Pusey, University of New South Wales, Australia
K.S. Nathan, National University of Malaysia
Elizabeth Thurbon, University of New South Wales, Australia
Helen Ting, National University of Malaysia
Ragayah Haji Mat Zin, National University of Malaysia
Ben Reilly, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Saskia Louise Schaefer, University of New South Wales, Australia
Tham Siew Yean, National University of Malaysia


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