Professor Michele Ford

PhD (U. Wollongong), B Asian Studies (Indonesian) (Hons 1) (ANU); BA (Asian Studies) (UNSW)
Professor of Southeast Asian Studies

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 7797

Website Complete list of publications
Sydney Southeast Asia Centre

Biographical details

Michele is Director of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre and an ARC Future Fellow. Her research interests are in Southeast Asian labour movements, labour migration and trade union aid. Michele is currently working on two major projects. The first of these deals with the re-emergence of political labour in Indonesia. The second focuses on trade union aid to Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Timor-Leste. She has recently completed two others, one on trade union and NGO responses to temporary labour migration in the major destination countries of East and Southeast Asia and the other on relationships and identity formation in the Singapore-Indonesia borderlands. Michele has a strong record of disciplinary service, having served as President of the Indonesia Council (2005-10) and as Secretary of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (2006-11). She continues to serve on the Advisory Board of the Indonesia Project and as a Co-ordinating Editor of Inside Indonesia, as well as on a number of journal editorial boards.

Research interests

Labour, Labour Movements and Labour Migration

  • Trade union aid
  • The Indonesian labour movement
  • International labour migration and international migrant worker organisations
  • Non-traditional forms of labour movement organisation

Kepulauan Riau (Kepri) and Singapore

  • Identity and citizenship in the Indonesia-Singapore borderlands.
  • The impact of regional autonomy on relations between Kepri and the Indonesian central government.

Teaching and supervision

  • Southeast Asian labour movements
  • Southeast Asian social movements
  • Southeast Asian non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • Politics of international aid
  • Labour migration

Current projects

  • The Re-emergence of Political Labour in Indonesia (DP120100654)
  • Trade Unionism and Trade Union Aid in Indonesia, Malaysia and Timor Leste (FT120100778)
  • Scaling Global Labour: The Global Union Federations in Indonesia and India (DP130101650)
  • Industrial Relations in Myanmar

Associations

PhD and master's project opportunities

International links

United States

(University of Minnesota) ARC Discovery Project with Teri Caraway - Re-emergence of political labour in Indonesia.

Selected grants

2013

  • Developing a Movement: Trade Unionism and Trade Union Aid in Indonesia, Malaysia and Timor Leste; Ford M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Future Fellowships (FT).
  • Women and Work Research Network; Baird M, Chen M, Cooper R, Cutcher L, Foley M, Ford M, Hardy C, Hill E, McGrath-Champ S, Piper N, Probyn E, Riley J, Seymour R, Smith B, Vromen A, Williamson S; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).
  • Scaling Global Labour: The Global Union Federations in Indonesia and India; Ford M, Gillan M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2012

  • Beyond Oligarchy? Critical Exchanges on Accountability and Representation in Indonesia; Ford M, Ambardi K, Pepinsky T; DVC International/IPDF Grant.
  • The Re-emergence of Political Labour in Indonesia; Ford M, Caraway T; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2008

  • From Migrant to Worker: New Transnational Responses to Temporary Labour Migration in East and Southeast Asia; Ford M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2007

  • Organised Labour in Aceh: A Study of Labour Movement Dynamics in a Post-Conflict Society; Ford M; University of Sydney/Newly Appointed Staff.
  • CSO Strategies for Influencing Local Regulatory and Policy-making Processes in Surabaya and Batam; Ford M; Australia Indonesia Governance Research Partnership/Grant.

2005

  • In the shadow of Singapore: The limits of transnationalism and insular Riau; Ford M, Lyons L; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Ford, M., Pepinsky, T. (2014). Beyond Oligarchy? Critical Exchanges on Political Power and Material Inequality in Indonesia. Ithaca: Cornell Southeast Asia Program (SEAP).
  • Ford, M. (2013). Social Activism in Southeast Asia. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Ford, M., Lyons, L. (2012). Men and Masculinities in Southeast Asia. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Cribb, R., Ford, M. (2009). Indonesia beyond the Water's Edge: Managing an Archipelagic State. Singapore: ISEAS Publishing (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies).
  • Broadbent, K., Ford, M. (2008). Women and Labour Organizing in Asia: Diversity, Autonomy and Activism. London & New York: Routledge.
  • Ford, M., Parker, L. (2008). Women and Work in Indonesia. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Vickers, A., Putra, D., Ford, M. (2000). To Change Bali: Essays in Honour of I Gusti Ngurah Bagus. Denpasar: Bali Post.

Book Chapters

  • Caraway, T., Ford, M. (2014). Labor and Politics under Oligarchy. In Michele Ford and Thomas Pepinsky (Eds.), Beyond Oligarchy: Wealth, Power, and Contemporary Indonesian Politics, (pp. 139-156). Ithaca: Cornell Southeast Asia Program (SEAP).
  • Lyons, L., Ford, M. (2014). Trafficking Versus Smuggling: Malaysia's Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act. In Sallie Yea (Eds.), Human Trafficking in Asia: Forcing Issues, (pp. 35-48). London and New York: Routledge.
  • Ford, M., Lyons, L. (2014). Working for a Day Off: Advocating for the Rights of Migrant Women in Southeast Asia (in press). In D. Caouette, D. Kapoor (Eds.), Beyond Development and Globalization Projects: Critical Perspectives and Social Movements. Canada: University of Ottawa Press.
  • Ford, M. (2013). Employer Anti-Unionism in Democratic Indonesia. In Gregor Gall, Tony Dundon (Eds.), Global Anti-Unionism: Nature, Dynamics, Trajectories and Outcomes, (pp. 224-243). Bassingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Ford, M. (2013). Social Activism in Southeast Asia: An Introduction. In Michele Ford (Eds.), Social Activism in Southeast Asia, (pp. 1-21). London and New York: Routledge.
  • Lyons, L., Ford, M. (2013). The Chinese of Karimun: Citizenship and belonging at Indonesia's margins. In Siew-Min Sai, Chang-Yau Hoon (Eds.), Chinese Indonesians Reassessed: History, religion and belonging, (pp. 121-137). Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Ford, M. (2013). Violent Industrial Protest in Indonesia: Cultural Phenomenon or Legacy of an Authoritarian Past? In Gregor Gall (Eds.), New Forms and Expressions of Conflict at Work, (pp. 171-190). UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Lyons, L., Ford, M. (2012). Becoming Respectable Again? Marriage Choices Amongst Migrant Sex Workers In The Riau Islands. In Devleena Ghosh (Eds.), Shadowlines: Women and Borders in Contemporary Asia, (pp. 145-168). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Ford, M., Lyons, L. (2012). Smuggling Cultures in the Indonesia-Singapore Borderlands. In Barak Kalir and Malini Sur (Eds.), Transnational Flows and Permissive Polities: Ethnographies of Human Mobilities in Asia, (pp. 91-108). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
  • Ford, M. (2010). Constructing Legality: The Management of Irregular Labour Migration in Thailand and Malaysia. In Marcel van der Linden (with assistance of Eva Himmelstoss) (Eds.), Labour History Beyond Borders: Concepts and Explorations, (pp. 177-199). Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsanstalt.
  • Ford, M., Lyons, L. (2009). Fluid Boundaries: Modernity, Nation and Identity in the Riau Islands. In R. Cribb and M. Ford (Eds.), Indonesia beyond the Water's Edge: Managing an Archipelagic State, (pp. 196-212). Singapore: ISEAS.
  • Cribb, R., Ford, M. (2009). Indonesia as an Archipelago: Managing Islands, Managing the Seas. In R. Cribb and M. Ford (Eds.), Indonesia beyond the Water's Edge: Managing an Archipelagic State, (pp. 1-27). Singapore: ISEAS.
  • Ford, M. (2009). Trade Unionism in Independent Indonesia. In Craig Phelan (Eds.), Trade Unionism since 1945: Towards a Global History, (pp. 99-125). Oxford & Bern: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Ford, M. (2008). Indonesia: Separate Organising within Trade Unions. In Kaye Broadbent and Michele Ford (Eds.), Women and Labour Organizing in Asia: Diversity, Autonomy and Activism., (pp. 15-33). London & New York: Routledge.
  • Ford, M. (2007). Indonesia's New Unions. In Craig Phelan (Eds.), Trade Union Revitalisation: Trends and Prospects in 34 Countries, (pp. 533-545). Oxford & Bern: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Ford, M., Piper, N. (2007). Southern Sites of Female Agency: Informal Regimes and Female Migrant Labour Resistance in East and Southeast Asia. In Hobson, John M. and Seabrooke, Leonard (Eds.), Everyday Politics of the World Economy, (pp. 63-79). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Ford, M. (2006). After Nunukan: The Regulation of Indonesian Migration to Malaysia. In Amarjit Kaur and Ian Metcalf (Eds.), Divided We Move: Mobility, Labour Migration and Border Controls in Asia, (pp. 228-247). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Ford, M. (2006). Emerging Labour Movements and the Accountability Dilemma: the Case of Indonesia. In Michael W. Dowdle (Eds.), Public Accountability: Designs, Dilemmas and Experiences, (pp. 157-173). Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Ford, M. (2004). A Challenge for Business? Developments in Indonesian Trade Unionism after Soeharto. In Basri, M. Chatib and Pierre Van Der Eng (Eds.), Business in Indonesia: New Challenges, Old Problems, (pp. 221-233). Singapore: ISEAS Publishing (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies).
  • Ford, M. (2003). Who are the Orang Riau? Negotiating Identity Across Geographic and Ethnic Divides. In Aspinall and Fealy (Eds.), Local Power and Politics In Indonesia: Decentralisation and Democratisation, (pp. 132-147). Singapore: ISEAS Publishing (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies).
  • Ford, M. (2002). Responses to Changing Labour Relations: The Case of Women's NGOs in Indonesia. In Dong-Sook S. Gills and Nicola Piper (Eds.), Women and Work in Globalising Asia, (pp. 90-111). London and New York: Routledge.

Journals

  • Ford, M., Pepinsky, T. (2013). Beyond Oligarchy? Critical Exchanges on Political Power and Material Inequality in Indonesia. Indonesia, 96, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Ford, M., Lyons, L. (2013). Outsourcing Border Security: NGO Involvement in the Monitoring, Processing and Assistance of Indonesian Nationals Returning Illegally by Sea. Contemporary Southeast Asia: a journal of international and strategic affairs, 35(2), 215-234. [More Information]
  • Ford, M., Kawashima, K. (2013). Temporary labour migration and care work: The Japanese experience. Journal of Industrial Relations, 55(3), 430-444. [More Information]
  • Ford, M. (2013). The Global Union Federations and temporary labour migration in Malaysia. Journal of Industrial Relations, 55(2), 260-276. [More Information]
  • Ford, M., Dibley, T. (2011). Developing a Movement? Aid-Based Mediated Diffusion as a Strategy to Promote Labour Activism in post-Tsunami Aceh. Asian Journal of Social Science, 39(4), 469-488. [More Information]
  • Lyons, L., Williams, S., Ford, M. (2010). Legal Issues Associated with the Study of Sexual Content on the Internet in Australia. The Australian Feminist Law Journal, 33, 143-159.
  • Ford, M., Palmer, W. (2010). Stopping the Hordes: A Critical Account of the Labour Government's Regional Approach to the Management of Asylum Seekers. Local-Global, 8, 28-35.
  • Ford, M., Mizuno, K. (2008). Indonesian Labour since Suharto: Perspectives from the Region. Labour and Management in Development, 9, 1-5.
  • Williams, S., Lyons, L., Ford, M. (2008). It's about Bang for Your Buck, Bro: Singaporean Men's Online Conversations about Sex in Batam, Indonesia. Asian Studies Review, 32(1), 77-97. [More Information]
  • Ford, M. (2008). Women's Labor Activism in Indonesia. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 33(3), 510-515.
  • Ford, M., Lyons, L. (2007). Where Internal and International Migration Intersect: Mobility and the Formation of Multi-Ethnic Communities in the Riau Islands Transit Zone. International Journal on Multicultural Societies, 9(2), 236-263.
  • Ford, M. (2006). Labour NGOs: An Alternative Form of Labour Organizing in Indonesia, 1991-1998. Asia Pacific Business Review, 12(2), 175-192.
  • Ford, M. (2006). Migrant Labor NGOs and Trade Unions: A Partnership in Progress? Asian and Pacific Migration Journal: A Quarterly on Human Mobility, 15(3), 299-318.
  • Ford, M. (2006). Migrant Worker Organizing in Indonesia. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal: A Quarterly on Human Mobility, 15(3), 313-334.
  • Ford, M., Lyons, L. (2006). The Borders Within: Mobility and Enclosure in the Riau Islands. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 47(2), 257-271. [More Information]
  • Ford, M. (2005). Demokrasi Serikat Buruh: Sebuah Tinjauan Teoretis. Sedane, 3(1), 4-17.
  • Ford, M. (2004). Organizing the Unorganizable: Unions, NGOs and Indonesian Migrant Labour. International Migration, 42(5), 99-119.
  • Caspersz, D., Ford, M. (2003). Alternative Ways of Organising: Asian Labour’s Response to the 'New' Globalisation. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 14(1), 1-7.
  • Ford, M. (2003). Beyond the Femina Fantasy: The Working-Class Woman in Indonesian Discourses of Women's Work. Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs, 37(2), 83-113.
  • Ford, M. (2003). Substitute Trade Union or Novel Form of Labour Movement Organisation? Understanding Indonesia’s Labour NGOs. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 14(1), 90-103.
  • Ford, M. (2002). Manfaat Pendekatan Sejarah dalam Studi Hubungan Industrial dan Gerakan Buruh Kontemporer. Jurnal Analisis Sosial, 14, 135-145.
  • Ford, M. (2002). Research Note: Public Accounts of Indonesian Women Workers’ Experiences Overseas. Asian Journal of Women's Studies, 8(4), 101-115.
  • Ford, M. (2001). Challenging the Criteria of Significance: Lessons from Contemporary Indonesian Labour History. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 47(1), 101-113.
  • Ford, M. (2001). Indonesian Women as Export Commodity: Notes from Tanjung Pinang. Labour and Management in Development, 2(5), 1-9.
  • Ford, M. (1999). Testing the Limits of Corporatism: Reflections on Industrial Relations Institutions and Practices in Suharto’s Indonesia. Journal of Industrial Relations, 41(3), 372-392. [More Information]

Edited Journals

  • Ford, M., Pepinsky, T. (2013). Wealth, Power, and Contemporary Indonesian Politics. Indonesia, 96.
  • Ford, M., Mizuno, K. (2008). Indonesian Labour since Suharto: Perspectives from the Region. Labour and Management in Development, 9.
  • Piper, N., Ford, M. (2006). Migrant Labor NGOs and Trade Unions: A Partnership in Progress? Asian and Pacific Migration Journal: A Quarterly on Human Mobility, 15(3).
  • Caspersz, D., Ford, M. (2003). Symposium on Alternative Ways of Organising. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 14(1).

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Ford, M. (2012). Labouring for Development. Inside Indonesia, 109 [online].
  • Kramer, E., Ford, M. (2012). The Many Faces of Corruption. Inside Indonesia, 108 [online].
  • Ford, M., Palmer, W. (2010). Leaving Indonesia. Inside Indonesia, 100, 1-3.
  • Ford, M., Susilo, A. (2010). Organising for Migrant Worker Rights. Inside Indonesia, 100 [online].
  • Cribb, R., Ford, M. (2010). The Killings of 1965-66. Inside Indonesia, 99 [online].
  • Ford, M., Purdey, J. (2009). Chinese Indonesians Ten Years After Reformasi: Chinese Indonesians reflect on their place in the new Indonesia. Inside Indonesia, 95(Jan-Mar 2009), 1/3-3/3.
  • Ford, M., Panimbang, F. (2009). Fauzi Abdullah (1949-2009): Indonesian labour activists are mourning the passing of a great man. Inside Indonesia, 98(Oct-Dec 2009), 1/5-5/5.
  • Lyons, L., Ford, M. (2009). The Gendered Effects of Anti-Trafficking Discourse for Temporary Labour Migrants in Southeast Asia. GAATW Alliance News: The Changing Context of Trafficking and Migration in Asia, Issue 32: 39-43.
  • Ford, M. (2008). An Unexceptional Scale: A Commentary on Aihwa Ong’s ‘Scales of Exception: Experiments with Knowledge and Sheer Life in Tropical Southeast Asia’. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 29 (2): 130-132.
  • Ford, M., Lyons, L. (2008). Beyond Sex Trafficking: The Anti-Trafficking Discourse and its (Gendered) Implications for Temporary Labour Migration. Re-public: Re-imaging Democracy.
  • Ford, M., Lyons, L. (2008). Living Like Kings: Working-class Singaporeans Travel to Indonesia’s Riau Islands in Search of a Fantasy Built around Sex. Inside Indonesia, 91, 1-5.
  • Ford, M. (2007). Indonesia: Growth of White-Collar Unionism. Asian Analysis, (March).
  • Lyons, L., Ford, M. (2007). Living Apart Together: Cross-border Marriage, Riau Islands Style. IIAS Newsletter, pp.1-4.
  • Ford, M. (2007). Temporary Overseas Labour Migration: A Challenge for Southeast Asia. Asian Analysis, (January).
  • Ford, M. (2007). Unlikely Unionist. Inside Indonesia, 90 [online].
  • Ford, M. (2006). United We Stand? Inside Indonesia, 86:4-7.
  • Ford, M. (2006). Workers Organising. Inside Indonesia, 86.
  • Ford, M., Lucas, A. (2004). Indonesia's Environmental Challenges. Inside Indonesia, 80.
  • Ford, M. (2004). Labour Loses - Again. Inside Indonesia, 81.
  • Ford, M. (2004). The Politics of 'Malayness' in Riau. Inside Indonesia, 78:18.
  • Ford, M. (2003). Body Politics. Inside Indonesia, 75.
  • Ford, M. (2003). Hotline Surabaya: Helping Sex Workers Organise for Better Conditions. Inside Indonesia, 75:17.
  • Ford, M. (2002). Whatever it Takes. Inside Indonesia, 69.

Report

  • Ford, M., Mufakhir, A. (2013). External Evaluation: Support for PGRI in its Efforts to Develop as an Independent Trade Union (produced for: Kuala Lumpur: Educational International).
  • Ford, M., Patel, M. (2012). End of Project Evaluation: PSI South and South East Asia Gender Equality in the Health Sector Project. Amsterdam: FNV Mondiaal.
  • Ford, M. (2012). Mechanisms for Building Research Capacity in Indonesia’s Knowledge Sector through Australian Universities. Canberra: AusAID.
  • Ford, M., Dibley, T. (2012). Trade Union Training in Indonesia: Lessons from the Past, Directions for the Future. Sydney: APHEDA.
  • Ford, M. (2007). Advocacy Responses to Irregular Labour Migration in ASEAN: The Cases of Malaysia and Thailand. Manila: Migrant Forum in Asia.
  • Ford, M. (2007). Evaluation of 'Legal Protection for Trade Unionists in Indonesia'. Berlin: DGB Bildungswerk.
  • Ford, M. (2005). Migrant Labour in Southeast Asia Country Study: Indonesia. Manila: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

Reference Works

  • Ford, M. (2014). Developing Societies - Asia. In A. Wilkinson, G. Wood and R. Deeg (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations: Comparative Employment Systems. (pp. 431-447). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Ford, M. (2010). Laboring Practices: Southeast Asia. In Suad Joseph (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures. Brill Online.
  • Ford, M. (2007). Indonesia-Australia. In Brian Galligan, Winsome Roberts (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to Australian Politics. Oxford University Press.

2014

  • Ford, M., Pepinsky, T. (2014). Beyond Oligarchy? Critical Exchanges on Political Power and Material Inequality in Indonesia. Ithaca: Cornell Southeast Asia Program (SEAP).
  • Ford, M. (2014). Developing Societies - Asia. In A. Wilkinson, G. Wood and R. Deeg (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations: Comparative Employment Systems. (pp. 431-447). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Caraway, T., Ford, M. (2014). Labor and Politics under Oligarchy. In Michele Ford and Thomas Pepinsky (Eds.), Beyond Oligarchy: Wealth, Power, and Contemporary Indonesian Politics, (pp. 139-156). Ithaca: Cornell Southeast Asia Program (SEAP).
  • Lyons, L., Ford, M. (2014). Trafficking Versus Smuggling: Malaysia's Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act. In Sallie Yea (Eds.), Human Trafficking in Asia: Forcing Issues, (pp. 35-48). London and New York: Routledge.
  • Ford, M., Lyons, L. (2014). Working for a Day Off: Advocating for the Rights of Migrant Women in Southeast Asia (in press). In D. Caouette, D. Kapoor (Eds.), Beyond Development and Globalization Projects: Critical Perspectives and Social Movements. Canada: University of Ottawa Press.

2013

  • Ford, M., Pepinsky, T. (2013). Beyond Oligarchy? Critical Exchanges on Political Power and Material Inequality in Indonesia. Indonesia, 96, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Ford, M. (2013). Employer Anti-Unionism in Democratic Indonesia. In Gregor Gall, Tony Dundon (Eds.), Global Anti-Unionism: Nature, Dynamics, Trajectories and Outcomes, (pp. 224-243). Bassingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Ford, M., Mufakhir, A. (2013). External Evaluation: Support for PGRI in its Efforts to Develop as an Independent Trade Union (produced for: Kuala Lumpur: Educational International).
  • Ford, M., Lyons, L. (2013). Outsourcing Border Security: NGO Involvement in the Monitoring, Processing and Assistance of Indonesian Nationals Returning Illegally by Sea. Contemporary Southeast Asia: a journal of international and strategic affairs, 35(2), 215-234. [More Information]
  • Ford, M. (2013). Social Activism in Southeast Asia. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Ford, M. (2013). Social Activism in Southeast Asia: An Introduction. In Michele Ford (Eds.), Social Activism in Southeast Asia, (pp. 1-21). London and New York: Routledge.
  • Ford, M., Kawashima, K. (2013). Temporary labour migration and care work: The Japanese experience. Journal of Industrial Relations, 55(3), 430-444. [More Information]
  • Lyons, L., Ford, M. (2013). The Chinese of Karimun: Citizenship and belonging at Indonesia's margins. In Siew-Min Sai, Chang-Yau Hoon (Eds.), Chinese Indonesians Reassessed: History, religion and belonging, (pp. 121-137). Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Ford, M. (2013). The Global Union Federations and temporary labour migration in Malaysia. Journal of Industrial Relations, 55(2), 260-276. [More Information]
  • Ford, M. (2013). Violent Industrial Protest in Indonesia: Cultural Phenomenon or Legacy of an Authoritarian Past? In Gregor Gall (Eds.), New Forms and Expressions of Conflict at Work, (pp. 171-190). UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Ford, M., Pepinsky, T. (2013). Wealth, Power, and Contemporary Indonesian Politics. Indonesia, 96.

2012

  • Lyons, L., Ford, M. (2012). Becoming Respectable Again? Marriage Choices Amongst Migrant Sex Workers In The Riau Islands. In Devleena Ghosh (Eds.), Shadowlines: Women and Borders in Contemporary Asia, (pp. 145-168). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Ford, M., Patel, M. (2012). End of Project Evaluation: PSI South and South East Asia Gender Equality in the Health Sector Project. Amsterdam: FNV Mondiaal.
  • Ford, M. (2012). Labouring for Development. Inside Indonesia, 109 [online].
  • Ford, M. (2012). Mechanisms for Building Research Capacity in Indonesia’s Knowledge Sector through Australian Universities. Canberra: AusAID.
  • Ford, M., Lyons, L. (2012). Men and Masculinities in Southeast Asia. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Ford, M., Lyons, L. (2012). Smuggling Cultures in the Indonesia-Singapore Borderlands. In Barak Kalir and Malini Sur (Eds.), Transnational Flows and Permissive Polities: Ethnographies of Human Mobilities in Asia, (pp. 91-108). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
  • Kramer, E., Ford, M. (2012). The Many Faces of Corruption. Inside Indonesia, 108 [online].
  • Ford, M., Dibley, T. (2012). Trade Union Training in Indonesia: Lessons from the Past, Directions for the Future. Sydney: APHEDA.

2011

  • Ford, M., Dibley, T. (2011). Developing a Movement? Aid-Based Mediated Diffusion as a Strategy to Promote Labour Activism in post-Tsunami Aceh. Asian Journal of Social Science, 39(4), 469-488. [More Information]

2010

  • Ford, M. (2010). Constructing Legality: The Management of Irregular Labour Migration in Thailand and Malaysia. In Marcel van der Linden (with assistance of Eva Himmelstoss) (Eds.), Labour History Beyond Borders: Concepts and Explorations, (pp. 177-199). Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsanstalt.
  • Ford, M. (2010). Laboring Practices: Southeast Asia. In Suad Joseph (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures. Brill Online.
  • Ford, M., Palmer, W. (2010). Leaving Indonesia. Inside Indonesia, 100, 1-3.
  • Lyons, L., Williams, S., Ford, M. (2010). Legal Issues Associated with the Study of Sexual Content on the Internet in Australia. The Australian Feminist Law Journal, 33, 143-159.
  • Ford, M., Susilo, A. (2010). Organising for Migrant Worker Rights. Inside Indonesia, 100 [online].
  • Ford, M., Palmer, W. (2010). Stopping the Hordes: A Critical Account of the Labour Government's Regional Approach to the Management of Asylum Seekers. Local-Global, 8, 28-35.
  • Cribb, R., Ford, M. (2010). The Killings of 1965-66. Inside Indonesia, 99 [online].

2009

  • Ford, M., Purdey, J. (2009). Chinese Indonesians Ten Years After Reformasi: Chinese Indonesians reflect on their place in the new Indonesia. Inside Indonesia, 95(Jan-Mar 2009), 1/3-3/3.
  • Ford, M., Panimbang, F. (2009). Fauzi Abdullah (1949-2009): Indonesian labour activists are mourning the passing of a great man. Inside Indonesia, 98(Oct-Dec 2009), 1/5-5/5.
  • Ford, M., Lyons, L. (2009). Fluid Boundaries: Modernity, Nation and Identity in the Riau Islands. In R. Cribb and M. Ford (Eds.), Indonesia beyond the Water's Edge: Managing an Archipelagic State, (pp. 196-212). Singapore: ISEAS.
  • Cribb, R., Ford, M. (2009). Indonesia as an Archipelago: Managing Islands, Managing the Seas. In R. Cribb and M. Ford (Eds.), Indonesia beyond the Water's Edge: Managing an Archipelagic State, (pp. 1-27). Singapore: ISEAS.
  • Cribb, R., Ford, M. (2009). Indonesia beyond the Water's Edge: Managing an Archipelagic State. Singapore: ISEAS Publishing (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies).
  • Lyons, L., Ford, M. (2009). The Gendered Effects of Anti-Trafficking Discourse for Temporary Labour Migrants in Southeast Asia. GAATW Alliance News: The Changing Context of Trafficking and Migration in Asia, Issue 32: 39-43.
  • Ford, M. (2009). Trade Unionism in Independent Indonesia. In Craig Phelan (Eds.), Trade Unionism since 1945: Towards a Global History, (pp. 99-125). Oxford & Bern: Peter Lang Publishing.

2008

  • Ford, M. (2008). An Unexceptional Scale: A Commentary on Aihwa Ong’s ‘Scales of Exception: Experiments with Knowledge and Sheer Life in Tropical Southeast Asia’. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 29 (2): 130-132.
  • Ford, M., Lyons, L. (2008). Beyond Sex Trafficking: The Anti-Trafficking Discourse and its (Gendered) Implications for Temporary Labour Migration. Re-public: Re-imaging Democracy.
  • Ford, M. (2008). Indonesia: Separate Organising within Trade Unions. In Kaye Broadbent and Michele Ford (Eds.), Women and Labour Organizing in Asia: Diversity, Autonomy and Activism., (pp. 15-33). London & New York: Routledge.
  • Ford, M., Mizuno, K. (2008). Indonesian Labour since Suharto: Perspectives from the Region. Labour and Management in Development, 9, 1-5.
  • Ford, M., Mizuno, K. (2008). Indonesian Labour since Suharto: Perspectives from the Region. Labour and Management in Development, 9.
  • Williams, S., Lyons, L., Ford, M. (2008). It's about Bang for Your Buck, Bro: Singaporean Men's Online Conversations about Sex in Batam, Indonesia. Asian Studies Review, 32(1), 77-97. [More Information]
  • Ford, M., Lyons, L. (2008). Living Like Kings: Working-class Singaporeans Travel to Indonesia’s Riau Islands in Search of a Fantasy Built around Sex. Inside Indonesia, 91, 1-5.
  • Broadbent, K., Ford, M. (2008). Women and Labour Organizing in Asia: Diversity, Autonomy and Activism. London & New York: Routledge.
  • Ford, M., Parker, L. (2008). Women and Work in Indonesia. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Ford, M. (2008). Women's Labor Activism in Indonesia. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 33(3), 510-515.

2007

  • Ford, M. (2007). Advocacy Responses to Irregular Labour Migration in ASEAN: The Cases of Malaysia and Thailand. Manila: Migrant Forum in Asia.
  • Ford, M. (2007). Evaluation of 'Legal Protection for Trade Unionists in Indonesia'. Berlin: DGB Bildungswerk.
  • Ford, M. (2007). Indonesia's New Unions. In Craig Phelan (Eds.), Trade Union Revitalisation: Trends and Prospects in 34 Countries, (pp. 533-545). Oxford & Bern: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Ford, M. (2007). Indonesia-Australia. In Brian Galligan, Winsome Roberts (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to Australian Politics. Oxford University Press.
  • Ford, M. (2007). Indonesia: Growth of White-Collar Unionism. Asian Analysis, (March).
  • Lyons, L., Ford, M. (2007). Living Apart Together: Cross-border Marriage, Riau Islands Style. IIAS Newsletter, pp.1-4.
  • Ford, M., Piper, N. (2007). Southern Sites of Female Agency: Informal Regimes and Female Migrant Labour Resistance in East and Southeast Asia. In Hobson, John M. and Seabrooke, Leonard (Eds.), Everyday Politics of the World Economy, (pp. 63-79). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Ford, M. (2007). Temporary Overseas Labour Migration: A Challenge for Southeast Asia. Asian Analysis, (January).
  • Ford, M. (2007). Unlikely Unionist. Inside Indonesia, 90 [online].
  • Ford, M., Lyons, L. (2007). Where Internal and International Migration Intersect: Mobility and the Formation of Multi-Ethnic Communities in the Riau Islands Transit Zone. International Journal on Multicultural Societies, 9(2), 236-263.

2006

  • Ford, M. (2006). After Nunukan: The Regulation of Indonesian Migration to Malaysia. In Amarjit Kaur and Ian Metcalf (Eds.), Divided We Move: Mobility, Labour Migration and Border Controls in Asia, (pp. 228-247). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Ford, M. (2006). Emerging Labour Movements and the Accountability Dilemma: the Case of Indonesia. In Michael W. Dowdle (Eds.), Public Accountability: Designs, Dilemmas and Experiences, (pp. 157-173). Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Ford, M. (2006). Labour NGOs: An Alternative Form of Labour Organizing in Indonesia, 1991-1998. Asia Pacific Business Review, 12(2), 175-192.
  • Piper, N., Ford, M. (2006). Migrant Labor NGOs and Trade Unions: A Partnership in Progress? Asian and Pacific Migration Journal: A Quarterly on Human Mobility, 15(3).
  • Ford, M. (2006). Migrant Labor NGOs and Trade Unions: A Partnership in Progress? Asian and Pacific Migration Journal: A Quarterly on Human Mobility, 15(3), 299-318.
  • Ford, M. (2006). Migrant Worker Organizing in Indonesia. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal: A Quarterly on Human Mobility, 15(3), 313-334.
  • Ford, M., Lyons, L. (2006). The Borders Within: Mobility and Enclosure in the Riau Islands. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 47(2), 257-271. [More Information]
  • Ford, M. (2006). United We Stand? Inside Indonesia, 86:4-7.
  • Ford, M. (2006). Workers Organising. Inside Indonesia, 86.

2005

  • Ford, M. (2005). Demokrasi Serikat Buruh: Sebuah Tinjauan Teoretis. Sedane, 3(1), 4-17.
  • Ford, M. (2005). Migrant Labour in Southeast Asia Country Study: Indonesia. Manila: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

2004

  • Ford, M. (2004). A Challenge for Business? Developments in Indonesian Trade Unionism after Soeharto. In Basri, M. Chatib and Pierre Van Der Eng (Eds.), Business in Indonesia: New Challenges, Old Problems, (pp. 221-233). Singapore: ISEAS Publishing (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies).
  • Ford, M., Lucas, A. (2004). Indonesia's Environmental Challenges. Inside Indonesia, 80.
  • Ford, M. (2004). Labour Loses - Again. Inside Indonesia, 81.
  • Ford, M. (2004). Organizing the Unorganizable: Unions, NGOs and Indonesian Migrant Labour. International Migration, 42(5), 99-119.
  • Ford, M. (2004). The Politics of 'Malayness' in Riau. Inside Indonesia, 78:18.

2003

  • Caspersz, D., Ford, M. (2003). Alternative Ways of Organising: Asian Labour’s Response to the 'New' Globalisation. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 14(1), 1-7.
  • Ford, M. (2003). Beyond the Femina Fantasy: The Working-Class Woman in Indonesian Discourses of Women's Work. Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs, 37(2), 83-113.
  • Ford, M. (2003). Body Politics. Inside Indonesia, 75.
  • Ford, M. (2003). Hotline Surabaya: Helping Sex Workers Organise for Better Conditions. Inside Indonesia, 75:17.
  • Ford, M. (2003). Substitute Trade Union or Novel Form of Labour Movement Organisation? Understanding Indonesia’s Labour NGOs. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 14(1), 90-103.
  • Caspersz, D., Ford, M. (2003). Symposium on Alternative Ways of Organising. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 14(1).
  • Ford, M. (2003). Who are the Orang Riau? Negotiating Identity Across Geographic and Ethnic Divides. In Aspinall and Fealy (Eds.), Local Power and Politics In Indonesia: Decentralisation and Democratisation, (pp. 132-147). Singapore: ISEAS Publishing (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies).

2002

  • Ford, M. (2002). Manfaat Pendekatan Sejarah dalam Studi Hubungan Industrial dan Gerakan Buruh Kontemporer. Jurnal Analisis Sosial, 14, 135-145.
  • Ford, M. (2002). Research Note: Public Accounts of Indonesian Women Workers’ Experiences Overseas. Asian Journal of Women's Studies, 8(4), 101-115.
  • Ford, M. (2002). Responses to Changing Labour Relations: The Case of Women's NGOs in Indonesia. In Dong-Sook S. Gills and Nicola Piper (Eds.), Women and Work in Globalising Asia, (pp. 90-111). London and New York: Routledge.
  • Ford, M. (2002). Whatever it Takes. Inside Indonesia, 69.

2001

  • Ford, M. (2001). Challenging the Criteria of Significance: Lessons from Contemporary Indonesian Labour History. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 47(1), 101-113.
  • Ford, M. (2001). Indonesian Women as Export Commodity: Notes from Tanjung Pinang. Labour and Management in Development, 2(5), 1-9.

2000

  • Vickers, A., Putra, D., Ford, M. (2000). To Change Bali: Essays in Honour of I Gusti Ngurah Bagus. Denpasar: Bali Post.

1999

  • Ford, M. (1999). Testing the Limits of Corporatism: Reflections on Industrial Relations Institutions and Practices in Suharto’s Indonesia. Journal of Industrial Relations, 41(3), 372-392. [More Information]

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