Migrants for Export: How the Philippine State Brokers Labor to the World

TitleMigrants for Export: How the Philippine State Brokers Labor to the World
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsRodriguez, R. M.
PublisherUniversity of Minnesota Press
CityMinneapolis
Keywordsglobal capitalism, global labor market, globalization, labor brokerage, Philippines
Abstract

Robyn Magalit Rodriguez investigates how and why the Philippine government transformed itself into what she calls a labor brokerage state, which actively prepares, mobilizes, and regulates its citizens for migrant work abroad. Drawing on ethnographic research of the Philippine government’s migration bureaucracy, interviews, and archival work, Rodriguez presents a new analysis of neoliberal globalization and its consequences for nation-state formation. (publisher's statement)