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Routledge Research On Public and Social Policy in Asia


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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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Managing Social Change and Social Policy in Greater China: Welfare Regimes in Transition

Managing Social Change and Social Policy in Greater China: Welfare Regimes in Transition

1st Edition

Ka-Ho Mok, Maggie K. W. Lau
October 12, 2017

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...

Migration and Integration in Singapore: Policies and Practice

Migration and Integration in Singapore: Policies and Practice

1st Edition

Yap Mui Teng, Gillian Koh, Debbie Soon
May 25, 2017

Between 2000 and 2010, Singapore witnessed a huge influx of foreign migrants. The proportion of permanent residents in the total population increased from 7% to 11%, while the share of non-resident foreigners has risen from 19% to 25%. This was as much the result of the spontaneous movement of...

Responding to Youth Crime in Hong Kong: Penal Elitism, Legitimacy and Citizenship

Responding to Youth Crime in Hong Kong: Penal Elitism, Legitimacy and Citizenship

1st Edition

Michael Adorjan, Wing Hong Chui
May 03, 2017

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...

Higher Education in Southeast Asia: Blurring Borders, Changing Balance

Higher Education in Southeast Asia: Blurring Borders, Changing Balance

1st Edition

Anthony Welch
May 31, 2013

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,...

Grassroots Social Security in Asia: Mutual Aid, Microinsurance and Social Welfare

Grassroots Social Security in Asia: Mutual Aid, Microinsurance and Social Welfare

1st Edition

James Midgley, Mitsuhiko Hosaka
April 15, 2013

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...

Transforming Asian Governance: Rethinking assumptions, challenging practices

Transforming Asian Governance: Rethinking assumptions, challenging practices

1st Edition

M Ramesh, Scott Fritzen
June 14, 2012

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...

Ultra-Low Fertility in Pacific Asia: Trends, causes and policy issues

Ultra-Low Fertility in Pacific Asia: Trends, causes and policy issues

1st Edition

Paulin Straughan, Angelique Chan, Gavin Jones
May 15, 2012

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...

Social Policy and Poverty in East Asia: The Role of Social Security

Social Policy and Poverty in East Asia: The Role of Social Security

1st Edition

James Midgley, Kwong Leung Tang
March 24, 2011

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...

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