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dc.contributor.authorElias, Juanitaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:48:55Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:48:55Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-10-13T10:03:09Z
dc.identifier.issn1360-2241en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01436590902742263en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/33098
dc.description.abstractThis paper seeks to examine how and why gender needs to be brought into the analysis of state developmentalism in Asia. In doing so, the paper focuses on ongoing processes of labour market and industrial relations reform that have accompanied Malaysia's economic development since the early 1970s. Understanding these reforms from a gender perspective means that we must recognise both the significant contribution that women make to the growth of export manufacturing industries and the role that social relations of reproduction play in underpinning economic reform and transformation. The analysis explores how gendered social relations (of production and reproduction) have been central to the labour politics of Malaysia's state-led developmentalism and how ideas of maintaining 'competitiveness' through the attempts to transition to a more knowledge-centred economy have entailed particular roles and responsibilities for women. Attempts to maintain economic competitiveness in Malaysia have rested upon ideas concerning the need to integrate women more fully into the formal labour market and a greater recognition of the contribution of social relations of reproduction to capitalist accumulation. The article discusses some of the tensions and contradictions that have emanated from this policy shift.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom469en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto483en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThird World Quarterlyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume30en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchGovernment and Politics of Asia and the Pacificen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160606en_US
dc.titleGendering Liberalisation and Labour Reform in Malaysia: Fostering “competitiveness” in the productive and reproductive economiesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Routledge. This is an electronic version of an article published in Third World Quarterly Volume 30, Issue 3, 2009, 469-483. Third World Quarterly is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com with the open URL of your article.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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