Global Social Regulations of Domestic Work – the Case of Migrant Domestic Workers from Asia
Solutions to these challenges cannot only come from nation states but are rather at the heart of global social policy. IOs and NGOs have been involved in developing political measures and regulations to protect domestic workers. We are particularly interested in how the situation of domestic workers migrating from Asian countries such as Indonesia is described by global actors and in the policy recommendations to address their situation.
We use qualitative data (documents), and a combination of global social policy, world society and international relations approaches to study the role and ideas of global actors in the framing of domestic workers’ issues. We seek to make contributions, to a better understanding of global policy mechanisms to protect domestic workers, and to help improve the theoretical and methodological tools to analyse social policy from a transnational perspective.