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The small welfare state : rethinking welfare in the US, Japan, and South Korea

Author: Chae-jin Yang
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2020]
Series: New horizons in social policy
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

In a period of rapid change for welfare states around the world, this insightful book offers a comparative study of three historically small welfare states: the US, Japan and South Korea.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chae-jin Yang
ISBN: 1839104600 9781839104602
OCLC Number: 1128200726
Description: xiv, 236 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Contents:Preface 1 Introduction: towards a political economy of the smallwelfare state 1Jae-jin Yang 2 Narrowly organized labor and the failure ofsolidarity-enhancing welfare in the United States andSouth Korea 30Dennie Oude Nijhuis and Jae-jin Yang 3 The business offensive and the limits of employer-providedwelfare in the United States 53Jennifer Klein 4 Civic movements and the detour to welfare state buildingin South Korea 78Yeong-Soon Kim 5 The effect of electoral rules on the policy preferences andbehavior of politicians in South Korea 99Jae-jin Yang and Yui-Ryong Jung 6 The electoral bases of small tax states in Japan, SouthKorea, and the US 114Margarita Estevez-Abe, Jae-jin Yang, and ChristopherFaricy 7 Why welfare state building is of secondary importance toleftists in Japan and South Korea 140Soon-Mee Kwon 8 The development of functional equivalents to the welfarestate in post-war Japan and South Korea 163Dokyun Kim 9 Weak social security but strong employment security inthe Japanese welfare state 190Sung-won Kim 10 Path dependence and possibilism: the American, Korean,and Japanese welfare states in comparative perspective 211Stephan HaggardIndex 229
Series Title: New horizons in social policy
Responsibility: edited by Jae-jin Yang.


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'The Small Welfare State makes a big contribution. With brilliant chapters from leading scholars in the field, it uncovers a distinctive model of social provision that links together an unusual set Read more...

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