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Migrants for Export: How the Philippine State Brokers Labor to the World

Robyn Magalit Rodriguez


Migrant workers from the Philippines are ubiquitous to global capitalism, with nearly 10 percent of the population employed in almost two hundred countries. In a visit to the United States in 2003, Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo even referred to herself as not only the head of state but also “the CEO of a global Philippine enterprise of eight million Filipinos who live and work abroad.” The book investigates how and why the Philippine government transformed itself into what it calls a labor brokerage state, which actively prepares, mobilizes, and regulates its citizens for migran ... More

Keywords: migrant workers, Philippines, global capitalism, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, labor brokerage state, migrant work

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780816665273
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816665273.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robyn Magalit Rodriguez, author
Assistant Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University