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Title: Getting Migrant Labour Policies Right for Citizens: A Comparative Study of France, Canada, Singapore and Dubai
Authors: FRANCOIS LUDOVIC RUJOBERT
Keywords: Migrant, Labour, Policy
Issue Date: 22-Mar-2013
Source: FRANCOIS LUDOVIC RUJOBERT (2013-03-22). Getting Migrant Labour Policies Right for Citizens: A Comparative Study of France, Canada, Singapore and Dubai. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: I examine four cases (France, Canada, Singapore and Dubai) using the case study method to answer my main research question: why are migrant labour policies negatively perceived by citizens? I show that citizens would support migrant labour policies when the latter are not perceived to have negative effects on their economic well-being and national identity. Governments would fare better with these policies if they can counter extreme right rhetoric from opposing political actors who scapegoat migrants for citizens? woes. The perception of too many migrants results in the rejection of migrant labour policies seeking to admit more foreigners. I also show that support for migrant labour policies would suffer when the economy is not performing well. The importance of the perception of citizens is highlighted as what governments need to be able to master so as to achieve support for migrant labour policies.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/43743
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