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Globalizing Welfare

An Evolving Asian-European Dialogue Edited by Stein Kuhnle, Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, Norway and Emeritus Professor, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany, Per Selle, Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen and Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Tromsø, Norway and Sven E.O. Hort, formerly Professor of Sociology, Linnaeus University, Sweden and Professor of Social Welfare, Seoul National University, South Korea
From the welfare state’s origins in Europe, the idea of human welfare being organized through a civilized, institutionalized and uncorrupt state has caught the imagination of social activists and policy-makers around the world. This is particularly influential where rapid social development is taking place amidst growing social and gender inequality. This book reflects on the growing academic and political interest in global social policy and ‘globalizing welfare’, and pays particular attention to developments in Northern European and North-East Asian countries.
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Publication Date: 2019
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From the welfare state’s origins in Europe, the idea of human welfare being organized through a civilized, institutionalized and uncorrupt state has caught the imagination of social activists and policy-makers around the world. This is particularly influential where rapid social development is taking place amidst growing social and gender inequality. This book reflects on the growing academic and political interest in global social policy and ‘globalizing welfare’, and pays particular attention to developments in Northern European and North-East Asian countries.

Providing historical and future-oriented perspectives on welfare issues and policies, Globalizing Welfare assesses the relevance of the Northern European welfare experience for East Asia, and addresses the differing ways that countries in the two regions are responding to similar challenges of increasing inequality, demographic change, and shifting relations between the state, market and non-profit organizations. With topical analysis of policy responses to these shared issues across contexts, the book assesses how these globalized, cross-cutting issues will impact future developments in welfare states.

This book is a valuable resource for scholars and students alike of sociology, political science, economics, social policy and public administration, providing up-to-date knowledge of welfare state developments. It will also be of interest to policy-makers concerned with social welfare globally.
Contributors: J.G. Andersen, H.K. Anheier, R.K.H Chan, L. Chen, R. Ervik, S. Hort, M. Kamikubo, P. Kettunen, N. Kildal, S. Kuhnle, H.-j. Kwon, M. Laperrière, S. Leibfried, T.S. Lindén, Å. Lundqvist, K. Martens, C. Offe, A.S. Orloff, Y. Otsuka, Y. Pan, K. Petersen, Y. Ren, M. Sakurai, U. Schimank, P. Selle, K. Strømsnes, Z. Wang, N. Zakharov
Contents:

Preface

1. Introduction: Globalizing Welfare: An Evolving Asian-European Dialogue
Stein Kuhnle, Per Selle and Sven Hort

Part I: Developing East Asian Welfare States: Internal Forces and Outside Influences
2. Korea’s Transition from the Developmental to the Universal Welfare State
Huck-ju Kwon

3. China’s Welfare State Building
Yuan Ren

4. The Welfare Regime in China: Towards Moderate Universalism
Yi Pan and Ziyu Wang

5. Welfare Development amid Crises: What Hong Kong Can Learn from the Nordic Experiences
Raymond K.H. Chan

6. Japan as a Developmental State: The Need for a New Approach
Masato Kamikubo

7. Who Are the Caregivers for the Elderly? The Role of Women in the Welfare State in the Nordic Countries and in East Asia
Yoko Otsuka and Lingyan Chen

8. Have Japanese Social Welfare NPOs Failed? Emerging Social Enterprises and Major Transformation
Masanari Sakurai

Part II: Developed North European Welfare States: State and Society in a Globalizing World
9. The Concept of Society in the Making of the Nordic Welfare State
Pauli Kettunen

10. Globalization and the Nordic Welfare States
Jørgen Goul Andersen

11. Normative Foundations of Nordic Family and Gender Equality Policies: Developments and Challenges
Åsa Lundqvist

12. Conflicting Ideas on Danish Day Care during the Golden Age of the Danish Welfare State
Klaus Petersen

13. Changing Normative Principles of Social Justice in the Norwegian Pension System
Rune Ervik, Nanna Kildal, Stein Kuhnle and Tord Skogedal Lindén

14. The Future Role of Civil Society in a Welfare State: Perspectives from Germany
Helmut K. Anheier

15. The Challenging Position of Civil Society Service Production within the Norwegian Welfare State
Per Selle and Kristin Strømsnes

Part III: Global Issues and Perspectives
16. Learning from Feminist Scholarship on the Welfare State
Marie Laperrière and Ann Shola Orloff

17. An Authoritarian-populist Welfare State? Reassessing the ‘Belarusian model’ in Comparative Perspective
Sven Hort and Nikolay Zakharov

18. Framing Inequality and Related Policy Responses
Claus Offe

19. Entangled Inequalities, a Disbalanced Welfare State, and Populist Challenges for Democracy
Stephan Leibfried, Kerstin Martens and Uwe Schimank

Index