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Transforming the Developmental Welfare State in East Asia

Description: Since the economic crisis of 1997, there have been significant social policy reforms in East Asia. Using the concept of the 'developmental welfare state' this book seeks to answer the question as to whether the welfare reforms in East Asia have extended social rights while maintaining its developmental credentials. Edited by Huck-ju Kwon, this volume, the second in the Social Policy in a Development Context Series, explains the way in which shifts in economic strategy have influenced social policy reforms in East Asia.


1. An Overview of the Study: The Developmental Welfare State and Policy Reforms in East Asia, by Huck-ju Kwon

Part I: The Politics of Welfare Developmentalism

2. The Reform of the Developmental Welfare State in Korea: Advocacy Coalitions and Health Politics, by Huck-ju Kwon
3. Democracy, Development and Health Policy in Taiwan, by Joseph Wong
4. The New Politics of Welfare State in Developmental Context: Explaining the 1990s Social Care Expansion in Japan, by Ito Peng
5. Welfare Developmentalism in Singapore and Malaysia, by Chua Beng Huat
6. The Politics of Welfare Developmentalism in Hong Kong, by Eliza E.W. Lee

Part II: The Institutional Dynamics of Welfare Developmentalism

7. Development Strategies and the Unemployment Policies in Korea, by Ilcheong Yi and Byung-Hee Lee
8. Unemployment and Policy Responses in Taiwan: Gender and Family Implications, by Fen-lin Chen
9. One and a Half Cheers for Provident Funds in Malaysia and Singapore, by M. Ramesh
10. Social Care in Hong Kong: the Dynamics of the Welfare Mix, by Veronica Pearson

Part III: Welfare Developmentalism in Formation

11. China’s Social Policy: Reform in the Context of Marketization and Globalization, by Xinpin Guan
12. Challenges of Implementing Universal Health Care in Thailand, by Viroj Tangcharoensathien and Lalita Chanwongpaisarn

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  • Publication and ordering details
  • Pub. Date: 1 Jan 2005
    Pub. Place: Houndmills
    ISBN: 1-4039-4166-1
    Type: Hardback
    From: Palgrave