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Analyzing the relationship between globalization and cultures is the core objective of this volume. In it leading experts track cultural trends in all regions of the world, covering issues ranging from the role of cultural difference in politics and governance to heritage conservation, artistic expression, and the cultural industries. The book also includes a data section that consolidates the recently commenced but still inchoate work of cultural indicators.

Migration, Conflict and Illegitimacy: A Malaysian Case Study
Migration, conflict and illegitimacy: A malaysian case study

Massive inflows of global capital into the Malaysian economy in the past three decades have generated huge inflows of foreign workers which have been of a distinctly regional provenance. The first two decades of labor migration, characterized by informal, undocumented chain migration from the neighboring state of Indonesia, saw the easy assimilation and political incorporation of the migrants. After 1990, such migration, which continued unabated, was labeled ‘illegal’ in light of the state's attempt to put in place a formal system of labor recruitment. The early accommodation of the migrants has given way to friction arising from localized competitition over scarce urban resources such as jobs and housing. There has ...

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