Gabriele Vogt contributed a chapter on the institutionalization of borders to labor migration to the newly released volume by Stephen J. Rosow and George Andreopoulos on “Reconfigurations of Authority, Power and Territoriality. Emerging Governance Challenges” (Edward Elgar, 2022). The book investigates the fluidity of sites of power and authority in global politics with regard to geographies of power / fluid geopolitics (part I), problematizing borders and protective spaces in the face of intensifying migration (part II), and governance, authority and legitimacy in the global space (part III).
In her chapter on “When politics gets in the way: Japan, Southeast Asia and the institutionalization of borders to labor migration”, Gabriele Vogt provides an analysis of the procedural and structural barriers in Japanese politics, which have been keeping the number of labor migrants to Japan low despite a growing economic demand for more workers.
Vogt, Gabriele (2022): When politics gets in the way: Japan, Southeast Asia and the institutionalization of borders to labor migration. In: Rosow, Stephen J.; Andreopoulos, George (eds.): Reconfigurations of Authority, Power and Territoriality. Emerging Governance Challenges. Cheltenham and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, pp. 64-77.
The book will soon be available from the LMU Fachbibliothek Englischer Garten.