Definition, Taxonomy and Governance on Irregular Migrant Workers: The Cases in Lancang-Mekong Subregion แนวทางการจัดการการกำหนดและจำแนกสถานะของแรงงานอพยพที่ไม่เป็นไปตามกฎเกณฑ์: กรณีศึกษาอนุภูมิภาคแม่น้ำล้านช้าง-แม่น้ำโขง

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Heng Zhang


For a long time, irregular migrant workers have been placed as a sort of immigrant group that poses hard to be identified due to the problematic controversary of definition as well as taxonomy regarding such a grand migration wave. Defining the nature, characteristics and scope of irregular migrant workers in the destination country scheme will help the country to deploy more reasonable governance strategies as well as effectively protect the rights of irregular migrant workers, especially the vulnerable groups among them. This paper analyzes the behavioral rules of irregular migrant workers under migration theories and qualitative research methods, then embeds the two sorts of hypothetical taxonomies of A and B migrant groups into the case analysis of Lancang-Mekong subregion, with the purpose of figuring out the sophisticated phenomenon of irregular migration between six countries in the subregion. Based on above, several suggestions on governing are proposed respectively.


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