Transforming the Developmental Welfare State in East Asia

Transforming the Developmental Welfare State in East Asia

by H Kwon (Editor)

Paperback(1st ed. 2005)

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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 whether the welfare reforms in East Asia have extended social rights while maintaining its developmental credentials. Transforming the Developmental Welfare State in East Asia explains the way in which the shift in economic strategy has influenced social policy reform in East Asia. It also analyzes the political dynamics of social policy in which economic imperatives for social reform were transformed into social policy reform.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349520923
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 12/10/2004
Series: Social Policy in a Development Context
Edition description: 1st ed. 2005
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

LALITA CHANWONGPAISARN Graduate student in economics, Boston University, USA
FEN-LIN CHEN Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Yuan-Ze University, Taiwan
CHUA BENG HUAT Professor, Asia Research Institute and the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore
XINPING GUAN Chair of Department of Sociology, Nankai University, People's Republic of China
BYUNG-HEE LEE Senior Research Fellow, Korea Labour Institute, Korea
ELIZA W. Y. LEE Associate Professor, Department of Government and Public Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
VERONICA PEARSON Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong
ITO PENG Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Canada
M. RAMESH Senior Fellow, Public Policy Program, National University of Singapore
VIROJ TANGCHAROENSATHIEN Director, International Health Policy Programme, Health System Research Institute, Thailand
WARANYA TEOKUL Senior Policy and Plan Analyst, Office of National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB), Thailand
JOSEPH WONG Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, Canada
ILCHEONG YI Faculty Fellow, School of Languages and Cultures, Kyushu University, Japan

Table of Contents

List of Figures List of Tables Foreword: T.Mkandawire Preface and Acknowledgements Notes on the Contributors An Overview of the Study: The Developmental Welfare State and Policy Reforms in East Asia; H.Kwon PART I: THE POLITICS OF WELFARE DEVELOPMENTALISM The Reform of the Developmental Welfare State in Korea: Advocacy Coalitions and Health Politics; H.Kwon Democracy, Development and Health in Taiwan; J.Wong The New Politics of the Welfare State in a Developmental Context: Explaining the 1990s Social Care Expansion in Japan; I.Peng Welfare Developmentalism in Singapore and Malaysia; C.B.Huat The Politics of Welfare Developmentalism in Hong Kong; E.W.Y.Lee PART II: THE INSTITUTIONAL DYNAMICS OF WELFARE DEVELOPMENTALISM Development Strategies and the Unemployment Policies in Korea; I.Yi & B-H.Lee Unemployment and Policy Responses in Taiwan: Gender and Family Implications; F-L.Chen One and a Half Cheers for Provident Funds in Malaysia and Singapore; M.Ramesh Social Care in Hong Kong: The Dynamics of the Welfare Mix; V.Pearson PART III: WELFARE DEVELOPMENTALISM IN FORMATION? China's Social Policy: Reform in the Context of Marketization and Globalization; X.Guan Challenges of Implementing Universal Health Care in Thailand; V.Tangcharoensathien, W.Teokul & L.Chanwongpaisarn Index

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