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Editorial Advisory Board's 'Recommended Read' - October 2015

This October, our Editorial Advisory Board member Professor Jonathan Winterton has chosen his ‘Recommended Read’, a title noteworthy for the contribution it makes to its field. Jonathan is Professor of Work and Employment and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Humanities at Curtin University Sarawak, Malaysia. He was formerly Professor of Employment at Toulouse Business School, where he served ten years as Director of Research and five years as Director of International Affairs.

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Professor Jonathan Winterton’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Work and the Challenges of Belonging: Migrants in Globalizing Economies

Editors: Mojca Pajnik and Floya Anthias.

This book engages with migrant work in globalizing economies, both in the EU and worldwide, to explore the relationships between work and the complexity of migrant belonging in transnational spaces. It is cross-disciplinary and comparative, engaging with theoretical, empirical and policy approaches.

This edited collection approaches migration in the wider context of economic globalization and from a perspective that focuses on the lived experience of migrant workers. The strong representation of transition economies in this collection is particularly welcome. In this analysis, migrants’ mental maps serve to redefine geo-political space around the economies of origin and destination. Such contributions greatly enhance understanding of the complexities of migration around the EU and the former Soviet Union. This collection offers an inspirational, transnational, and multi-disciplinary analysis of some of the complexities of migration in the global era, and in so doing sets new directions for further research. Migration in search of work is already at an unprecedented level and affecting every region of the world, and policy responses are largely inadequate to the task of providing adequate protection. Policy makers in international bodies like the ILO and OECD, supra-national regional bodies like the EU and APEC, as well as representatives of governments, employers and trade unions would do well to read this book to better understand the issues they will need to address.” 

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