This edited collection examines the labour laws of seven industrializing East Asian societies - China, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines and Vietnam - and discusses the variation in their impact across the whole region. Leading scholars from each country consider both laws pertaining to working conditions and industrial relations, and those that regulate the labour market as a whole. Legislation concerning migrant labour, gender equality, employment creation and skills formation is also examined. Adopting their own distinct theoretical perspectives, the authors trace the historical development of labour regulation and reveal that most countries in the region now have quite extensive frameworks.
This book will be particularly useful to people interested in the place of labour law, and law in general, in contemporary East Asian societies.
Table of Contents
1. Sean Cooney, Tim Lindsey, Richard Mitchell and Ying Zhu Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation in East Asian States: Problems and Issues for Comparative Inquiry2. Tim Lindsay and Teten Masduki Labour Law in Indonesia after Soeharto: 'Reformasi' or Replay?3. Suhanah Sharifah Syed Ahmad Law and Labour Market Regulation in Malaysia: Beyond the New Economic Policy4. Froilan Bacungan and Rene Ofreneo The Development of Labour Law and Labour Market Policy in the Philippines5. Pip Nicholson Vietnam's Labour Market: Transition and the role of Law6. Ying Zhu Economic Reform and Labour Market Regulation in China7. Huei-ling Wang and Sean Cooney Taiwan's Labour Law: the End of State Corporatism?8. Cheol-soo Lee Law and Labour-Management Relations in South Korea: Advancing Industrial Democratization9. Sean Cooney and Richard Mitchell What is Labour Law Doing in East Asia?
Sean Cooney is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Melbourne. Tim Lindsey is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law and Director of the Asian Law Centre, at the University of Melbourne. Richard Mitchell is Professor in Labour Law in the Faculty of Law at The University of Melbourne, and Director of the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law. Ying Zhu is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management at the University of Melbourne.