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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 21 new and published books in the subject of Asian Social Policy — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Routledge Handbook of Global Public Health in Asia

    Edited by Siân M. Griffiths, Jin Ling Tang, Eng Kiong Yeoh

    Global public health is of growing concern to most governments and populations, nowhere more so than in Asia, the world’s largest and most populous continent. Whilst major advances have been made in controlling infectious diseases through public health measures as well as clinical medical...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Health Insurance Reforms in Asia

    By Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk

    This book empirically examines health care financing reforms and popular responses in three major cities in East Asia: Shanghai, Singapore, and Hong Kong. It adopts a new revised version of the theory of historical institutionalism to compare and explain the divergent reform paths in these three...

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. Population Policy and Reproduction in Singapore

    Making Future Citizens

    By Shirley Hsiao-Li Sun

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    This book examines the relationship between population policies and individual reproductive decisions in low-fertility contexts. Using the case study of Singapore, it demonstrates that the effectiveness of population policy is a function of competing notions of citizenship, and the gap between...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Japan’s Household Registration System and Citizenship

    Koseki, Identification and Documentation

    Edited by David Chapman, Karl Jakob Krogness

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Japan’s Household Registration System (koseki seido) is an extremely powerful state instrument, and is socially entrenched with a long history of population governance, social control and the maintenance of social order. It provides identity whilst at the same time imposing identity upon everyone...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Gender and Family in East Asia

    Edited by Siumi Maria Tam, Wai Ching Angela Wong, Danning Wang

    Series: Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

    The on-going reconfiguration of geo-political and economic forces across the globe has created a new institutional and moral environment for East Asian family life and gender dynamics. Indeed, modernisation in East Asia has brought about increases in women’s education levels and participation in...

    Published January 29th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Imagining Japan in Post-war East Asia

    Identity Politics, Schooling and Popular Culture

    Edited by Paul Morris, Naoko Shimazu, Edward Vickers

    Series: Routledge Studies in Education and Society in Asia

    In the decades since her defeat in the Second World War, Japan has continued to loom large in the national imagination of many of her East Asian neighbours. While for many, Japan still conjures up images of rampant military brutality, at different times and in different communities, alternative...

    Published December 19th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Elites and Governance in China

    Edited by Xiaowei Zang, Chien-wen Kou

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    This book reveals the complex relationship between elite perceptions and behaviour, and governance, in China. It moves away from existing scholarship by focusing on functionaries, grass-roots elites, leading intellectuals, and opinion-makers in China and by looking beyond the top leadership, makes...

    Published April 1st 2013 by Routledge