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A Research Agenda for East Asian Social Policy

9781800376106 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Misa Izuhara, Professor of Social Policy, University of Bristol, UK
Publication Date: April 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80037 610 6 Extent: c 224 pp
Since the turn of the millennium, significant social, economic, political and technological transformations have brought policy issues to prominence in East Asian societies. This topical Research Agenda finds East Asian social policy at a critical juncture and analyses the driving forces that are shifting contemporary research and diverse policy responses in the region.

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Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.

Since the turn of the millennium, significant social, economic, political and technological transformations have brought policy issues to prominence in East Asian societies. This topical Research Agenda finds East Asian social policy at a critical juncture. It analyses the driving forces that are shifting contemporary research and diverse policy responses in the region.

Providing a comprehensive overview of the critical socio-economic changes and events over the last two decades, the volume identifies both converging and diverging social policy developments and reforms across East Asian societies. Chapters explore the influences of globalisation, post-industrialisation, labour market transformations, demographic changes, and cultural shifts on social policy in East Asia. Taking regional, international and comparative approaches to social policy analysis, the volume also questions the sustainability, vulnerability and equity of the current East Asian social policy and welfare systems.

Contributing to new empirical knowledge to the theorisation of social policy and practice in East Asia in the post-crisis landscape, this volume will be invaluable to students and scholars of social policy, sociology, and politics. Highlighting areas for urgent policy initiatives, it will also prove vital to policymakers and practitioners in the field.
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Contributors include: Aya Abe, Young Jun Choi, Ye Eun Ha, Ijin Hong, Misa Izuhara, Stefan Kühner, Tommy Chung-yin Kwan, Huck-ju Kwon, Seongyeon Park, Shih-Jiunn Shi, Naoko Soma, Junko Yamashita, Kyungchul Yang, Chung-Yang Yeh, Bongjo Yi, Sodam Yi, Wenjing Zhang
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