Property, Labour and Legal Regulation: Dignity or Dependence?
In this comparative study, the author examines the problematic nexus between undervalued labour and vulnerable migration status in dis-embedded markets. It highlights the frustrations raised by timeless regulatory failure and the chronic complicity of private property arrangements in delivering unsustainable market engagement. The author identifies the challenge for normative and functional foundations of equitable governance, by repositioning regulatory principle, to restore dignity to market relations. The accountability of property through wider access and inclusion, it is argued, grounds commodified occupation as a vitally valuable social bond in which workers are empowered to participate rather than suffer exploitation. The comparative analysis of the EU and ASEAN regulatory contexts reveals that it is not simply more regulatory activity, but rather its reversion from market interests to human values, which will advance sustainability.
Right of property, migrant labour, foreign workers
Labor and Employment Law | Property Law and Real Estate
Law, Society and Governance
City or Country
Property, Labour and Legal Regulation: Dignity or Dependence?. (2015). Research Collection School Of Law.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sol_research/1695