Monash Asia Institute and the Centre of Southeast Asian Studies presents: ‘Migrant Workers and ASEAN: A Two Level State and Regional Analysis’ with Dr Anisa Santoso (Research Coordinator, The Australia-Indonesia Centre).
ASEAN (The Association of Southeast Asian Nations) has made slow progress in defining a regional policy for the protection of migrant workers. Dr Santoso will discuss her new book examining the normative structures within the institutions at play at both state and regional level of ASEAN, which influence the making of a migrant workers’ protection policy. She argues for a novel alternative policy analysis tool – the Two Level State and Regional Analysis. Until now, the formulation of a working coherent migrant workers protection policy has not been achieved because of the presence in both migrant sending and receiving countries of normative institutional structures that fail to support the protection of migrant workers.