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Introduction: East Asian welfare regimes

Alan Walker and Chack-kie Wong

in East Asian welfare regimes in transition

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9781861345523
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302162 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861345523.003.0001
Introduction: East Asian welfare regimes

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This book aims to provide an up-to date, accessible and critical account of the welfare regimes of the main East Asian states and China. It puts the spotlight on the Chinese and East Asian welfare regimes — the so-called ‘Confucian Welfare States’ — in order to provide an assessment of their nature and development, their current dilemmas and their future prospects. This chapter describes the scope of the book, noting the western construction of the welfare state, welfare state regime theory and East Asian welfare systems, Confucian welfare states and globalisation.

Keywords: China; Confucianism; welfare models; welfare state; globalisation

Chapter.  6481 words. 

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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