A Multi-Scalar Comparison of Responses to Abuse Against Migrant Domestic Workers in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Shanghai

Monday, 11 July 2016: 09:30
Location: Hörsaal 11 (Juridicum)
Oral Presentation
Andre LALIBERTE, University of Ottawa, Canada
Relying on extensive field work in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Shanghai, this paper compares policies for protecting migrant domestic workers. These workers, most of whom are women, are at their most vulnerable, working in households. The paper provides a unique perspective into the governmental implications of three types of political regimes, liberal democratic (Taiwan), consultative authoritarian (Shanghai) and hybrid (Hong Kong) for migrant domestic workers.