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The East Asian welfare model : welfare Orientalism and the state

Author: Roger Goodman; Gordon White; Huck-ju Kwon
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
Series: ESRC Pacific Asia Programme (Series)
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What does the East Asian welfare model actually offer, and does it really exist? In this study of the subject, the authors explore the experiences of six societies in East Asia and examine the realities behind the political rhetoric.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Goodman; Gordon White; Huck-ju Kwon
ISBN: 0415172101 9780415172103 041517211X 9780415172110
OCLC Number: 38239117
Description: xvii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Welfare Orientalism and the search for an East Asian welfare model --
Democracy and the politics of social welfare : a comparative analysis of welfare systems in East Asia --
Welfare and governance : public housing under Singapore's party-state --
The South Korean National Pension Programme : fulfilling its promise? --
Can we afford it? The development of National Health Insurance in Taiwan --
The 'Japanese-style welfare state' and the delivery of personal social services --
The making of social policy in Hong Kong : social welfare development in the 1980's and 1990's --
Social security reforms in China : towards an East Asian model.
Series Title: ESRC Pacific Asia Programme (Series)
Responsibility: edited by Roger Goodman, Gordon White, and Huck-ju Kwon.
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Offers the first broad-ranging study of the development and implementation of various welfare systems in East Asia, unfolding the reality behind the rhetoric in this important area.  Read more...

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"Overall, this is an important addition to the field of comparative social policy. It is the best one on East Asia that is available. The quality of this volume will ensure that it will be an Read more...

 
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