第12回GJSセミナー(第121回 東文研・ASNET共催セミナー) 「国家として振る舞う ―日本と台湾における外国人労働者政策の政治性」のお知らせ

日時: 2015年6月25日(木)17:00~18:00

会場: 東京大学 東洋文化研究所 1F ロビー

講演者: コンラド・カリツキ(ブリティッシュコロンビア大学大学院政治科学研究科博士課程)

使用言語: 英語

This study examines the contentious issue of international labor migration in an ever more competitive global environment. It seeks to explain why similarly advanced economies opt for different admission schemes for supplementary foreign manpower. Specifically, it examines why Japan and Taiwan – two cases that share many structural features – have adopted divergent admission mechanisms for foreign unskilled/low-skilled workers. Since the late 1980s, Japan has turned to thinly disguised labor importation channels, while Taiwan has relied on official guest-worker schemes. By examining the path of policy-making in these empirically neglected states, this study explains in theoretical terms the reasons behind adopting such divergent institutional arrangements for recruiting supplementary overseas labor. Injecting an explicit political science perspective into international migration research, it explores how preferences and autonomous interests of the state leave an imprint on the content of labor importation policy. The study argues that pressures to internationalize the Japanese and Taiwanese domestic labor markets were, at base, filtered by two interrelated factors: the state’s perception of security risks involved in admitting particular groups of migrants (be they co-ethnics or others) and inter-ministerial bargaining over authority in this policy area within the state apparatus, mediated by the state’s institutional structure. This state-centered perspective fills the gap in the comparative scholarship of immigration in general, and of the politics of labor importation in East Asia in particular.




登録者 :井戸・藤岡
掲載期間:20150616 - 20150625
当日期間:20150625 - 20150625