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Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

Series Editor: Ka Ho Mok, Rachel Murphy, Misa Izuhara

The primary aim of this series is to publish original, high quality, research level work, by both new and established scholars in the West and East, on all aspects of development and policy in Asia.

The scope of the series is broad, and aims to cover both comparative and single country studies, including work from a range of disciplines. With particular reference to how Asian states have coped with the growing challenges of globalising economies and the ways in which national governments in Asia have changed their public policy strategies and governance models in order to sustain further economic growth, the series will bring together development studies, and public policy and governance analysis, and will cover subjects such as: economic development; governance models; the factors underpinning the immense economic achievements of different countries; the social, political, cultural, and environmental implications of economic restructuring; public policy reforms; technological and educational innovation; international co-operation; and the fate and political impact of people who have been excluded from the growth. The series will include both empirical material and comparative analysis; and both single authored books and edited collections.

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  1. China's Civil Service Reform

    By Wang Xiaoqi

    Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

    A market economy and a more liberal society have brought great challenges to China’s outdated governance structure and personnel management. To improve decision-making in government and reshape the management system in face of a more complex economy, post-Mao authorities have implemented a number...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Changing Policy-Making Process in Greater China

    Case research from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

    Edited by Bennis Wai Yip So, Yuang-kuang Kao

    Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

    This book explores how the policy-making process is changing in the very volatile conditions of present day mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. It considers the overall background conditions – the need to rebalance in mainland China after years of hectic economic growth; governance transition and...

    Published May 1st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Welfare Reform in East Asia

    Towards Workfare

    Edited by Chak Kwan Chan, Kinglun Ngok

    Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

    In many Western countries, social welfare payments are increasingly being made conditional on recipients doing voluntary work or attending job training courses, a system known as "welfare-to-work" or "workfare". Although social welfare in Asia is very different to the West, with much smaller social...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Emergent Knowledge Society and the Future of Higher Education

    Asian Perspectives

    Edited by Deane E. Neubauer

    Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

    The nature of higher education is by no means fixed: it has evolved over time; different models of higher education co-exist alongside each other at present; and, worldwide, there are demands for higher education to change to better help support economic growth and to better fit chagning social and...

    Published October 6th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Nations, National Narratives and Communities in the Asia-Pacific

    Edited by Norman Vasu, Yolanda Chin, Kam-yee Law

    Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

    Many states in the Asia Pacific region are not built around a single homogenous people, but rather include many large, varied, different national groups. This book explores how states in the region attempt to develop commonality and a nation and the difficulties that arise. It discusses the...

    Published August 28th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Public Policymaking in Hong Kong

    Civic Engagement and State-Society Relations in a Semi-Democracy

    By Eliza W.Y. Lee, Elaine Y.M. Chan, Joseph C.W. Chan, Peter T.Y. Cheung, Wai Fung Lam, Wai-man Lam

    Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

    Why and how has civic engagement emerged in the policy process of Hong Kong as an Asian semi-democratic state? This book attempts to answer this question through examining six cases that straddle diverse policy domains. It identifies three explanatory factors, namely, the profile of a policy domain...

    Published February 7th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Towards a New Development Paradigm in Twenty-First Century China

    Economy, Society and Politics

    Edited by Eric Florence, Pierre Defraigne

    Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

    This book argues that the current state of China requires an important paradigm shift in the way the party-state manages the country’s development, and goes on to assess the fitness of the party-state for implementing such a paradigm shift and the likelihood of the party-state bringing this about....

    Published August 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  8. Cultural Exclusion in China

    State Education, Social Mobility and Cultural Difference

    By Lin Yi

    Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

    Ethnic minorities form a very substantial proportion of the population of China, with over 100 million people in 55 formally designated minority groups inhabiting over 60% of the country’s land area. Poverty and economic inequality of minority groups are widely-recognised problems. However, as this...

    Published March 13th 2012 by Routledge

  9. China's Assimilationist Language Policy

    The Impact on Indigenous/Minority Literacy and Social Harmony

    Edited by Gulbahar H. Beckett, Gerard A. Postiglione

    Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

    China has huge ethnic minorities – over 40 different groups with a total population of over 100 million. Over time China’s policies towards minority languages have varied, changing from policies which have accommodated minority languages to policies which have encouraged integration. At...

    Published October 26th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Changing Governance and Public Policy in East Asia

    Edited by Ka Ho Mok, Ray Forrest

    Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

    The search for good governance has become an increasingly important element of public policy and public management and is high on the political agenda of East Asian countries. The need for robust governance structures and institutions was brought into sharp focus by the Asian Financial Crisis which...

    Published May 16th 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Trends in Chinese Education
    Edited by Chen Hongjie, W. James Jacob
    To Be Published May 31st 2015
  2. New Life Courses and Social Policy in East Asia
    Edited by Raymond K. H. Chan, Jens Zinn, Lih-Rong Wang
    To Be Published July 30th 2015
  3. Violence and Abuse in Contemporary China
    Edited by Alessanda Aresu, Marianne Hester
    To Be Published September 30th 2015
  4. China's Social Policy: Transformation and Challenges
    Edited by Kinglun Ngok, Chak Kwan Chan
    To Be Published September 30th 2015

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