New book: Migrant Rights at Work

Taking the treatment of temporary migrants working in Australia as a key case study, Laurie Berg's book explores how the influence of immigration law extends beyond its functions in regulating admission to and exclusion from a country. Berg examines the ways in which immigration law and enforcement reconfigure the relationships between migrant workers and employers, producing uncertain and coercive working conditions. This book raises important ethical questions about the differential rights of temporary and unauthorised migrant workers, and permanent residents, and where the line should be drawn between exploitation and legitimate employment.

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