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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.

New and Published Books

11-15 of 15 results in Comparative Development and Policy in Asia
  1. Ageing in East Asia

    Challenges and Policies for the Twenty-First Century

    Edited by Tsung-hsi Fu, Rhidian Hughes

    Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

    Ageing populations present considerable challenges to welfare states internationally, and East Asia is no exception. Demographics show that countries in East Asia either have the highest proportion of older people, or the speed at which their population is ageing is faster than anywhere else in the...

    Published March 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  2. Labour Migration and Social Development in Contemporary China

    Edited by Rachel Murphy

    Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

    Since the mid-1980s, mass migration from the countryside to urban areas has been one of the most dramatic and noticeable changes in China. Labour migration has not only exerted a profound impact on China’s economy; it has also had far-reaching consequences for its social development. This book...

    Published May 31st 2010 by Routledge

  3. Governance for Harmony in Asia and Beyond

    Edited by Julia Tao, Anthony B. L. Cheung, Martin Painter, Chenyang Li

    Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

    Harmony has become a major challenge for modern governance in the twenty-first century because of the multi-religious, multi-racial and multi-ethnic character of our increasingly globalized societies. Governments all over the world are facing growing pressure to integrate the many diverse elements...

    Published December 13th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Government and Policy-Making Reform in China

    The Implications of Governing Capacity

    By Bill K.P. Chou

    Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

    China’s rapid economic development has not translated automatically into political development, with many of its institutions still in need of major reform. In the post-Mao era, despite the decentralization of local government with significant administrative and fiscal authority, China’s government...

    Published April 16th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Towards Responsible Government in East Asia

    Trajectories, Intentions and Meanings

    Edited by Linda Chelan Li

    Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

    This book explores the idea of responsible government in East Asia, arguing that many recent governance crises have resulted from responsibility failures on a huge scale. It distinguishes between accountability, which it argues has been overemphasised recently, and responsibility, which it...

    Published April 5th 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. China's Social Policy: Transformation and Challenges
    Edited by Kinglun Ngok, Chak Kwan Chan
    To Be Published April 30th 2015
  2. Violence and Abuse in Contemporary China
    Edited by Alessanda Aresu, Marianne Hester
    To Be Published June 30th 2015
  3. 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

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