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Routledge Research On Public and Social Policy in Asia

Series Editor: M. Ramesh

The Routledge Research on Public and Social Policy in Asia Series publishes quality manuscripts on contemporary public policy issues by scholars in Public Administration, Public Management, and Public Policy as well as Economics, Geography, Political Science, Social Work, and Sociology. There are no limitations regarding policy sectors that may be included in the Series, provided the manuscript deals with significant public policy issues with broad appeal.

The Series is advised by an international Editorial Board and edited by M Ramesh of the University of Hong Kong.

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  1. Responding to Youth Crime in Hong Kong

    Penal Elitism, Legitimacy and Citizenship

    By Michael Adorjan, Wing Hong Chui

    Series: Routledge Research On Public and Social Policy in Asia

    A society’s response to youth crime reveals much about its broader cultural values, social circumstances, and political affairs. This book examines reactions and policy responses to youth delinquency and crime in Hong Kong during its colonial and post-colonial periods, and in doing so, underscores...

    Published March 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Managing Social Change and Social Policy in Greater China

    Welfare Regimes in Transition

    Edited by Ka Ho Mok, Maggie K. W. Lau

    Series: Routledge Research On Public and Social Policy in Asia

    East Asia is at the heart of the global economic transformation, and the countries of the region are witnessing rapidly changing labour markets, alongside the pressure to cut production costs and lower taxes in order to become successful ‘competition states’. These changes have resulted in...

    Published October 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Higher Education in Southeast Asia

    Blurring Borders, Changing Balance

    By Anthony Welch

    Series: Routledge Research On Public and Social Policy in Asia

    This is the first book to systematically chart and comparatively assess the trend towards private higher education in South East Asia. Caught between conflicting imperatives of spiralling demand, and limited resources, the balance between public and private higher education systems in South East,...

    Published May 30th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Grassroots Social Security in Asia

    Mutual Aid, Microinsurance and Social Welfare

    Edited by James Midgley, Mitsuhiko Hosaka

    Series: Routledge Research On Public and Social Policy in Asia

    Grassroots Social Security in Asia investigates the role of mutual associations in providing income protection to low-income people in Asia and in particular the region's developing countries. Historically, these associations have consisted of small groups of people with common interests who save...

    Published April 14th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Transforming Asian Governance

    Rethinking assumptions, challenging practices

    Edited by M Ramesh, Scott Fritzen

    Series: Routledge Research On Public and Social Policy in Asia

    There are a multitude of hazards that confront attempts to change institutional or political orders in pursuit of good governance. Even seemingly technical prescriptions run up against local political and social realities which make their adoption difficult and, if adopted, require significant...

    Published June 13th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Ultra-Low Fertility in Pacific Asia

    Trends, causes and policy issues

    Edited by Paulin Straughan, Angelique Chan, Gavin Jones

    Series: Routledge Research On Public and Social Policy in Asia

    Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong SAR are among the very lowest-fertility countries in the whole world, and even China has reached fertility levels lower than those in many European countries. If these levels continue over long periods East Asia will soon face accelerating...

    Published May 14th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Social Policy and Poverty in East Asia

    The Role of Social Security

    Edited by James Midgley, Kwong Leung Tang

    Series: Routledge Research On Public and Social Policy in Asia

    This book looks at the role of social policy and particularly social security in addressing the ongoing challenge of poverty in East Asia despite the region’s spectacular experience of economic growth in decent decades. The East Asian miracle resulted over the last four decades in a...

    Published March 23rd 2011 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Migration and Integration in Singapore
    Edited by Mui Teng Yap, Gillian Koh
    To Be Published April 29th 2014

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