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- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 160.00
Since the economic crisis of 1997, there have been significant social policy reforms in East Asia. Using the concept of the developmental welfare state, this book seeks to answer whether the welfare reforms in East Asia have extended social rights while maintaining its developmental credentials. Transforming the Developmental Welfare State in East... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 186.00
Through the analysis of institutional dynamics Kwon argues that social policy development in Korea is not due to common exogenous factors such as international or union pressure but to the desire of the weakly-legitimated government to have itself legitimized. Such political rationale is deeply embedded in the structure of social policy institutions... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 72.95
For many politicians and observers in the West, East Asia has provided a broad range of positive images of the state's intervention in society. Neoliberals grew excited by popular welfare systems that cost little in expenditure and bureaucracy. Social-democrats thought they had found a model for social cohesion and equality. In fact the reality in... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2013; US$ 97.74
In the postwar period, Korea?s economic and social-political metamorphosis is a rare example of a successful transition from one of the world?s poorest developing countries to a highly sophisticated industrial society?an experience which many developing countries are keen to emulate. The change is particularly significant as Korea was able to reduce... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 108.60
This volume chronicles the policy challenges and adaptations faced and made by the South Korean government during the post-industrialization and democratization period. Following the model set by the first volume in the series, which covered the economic and social development during the developmental period from the 1960s to the 1980s, this volume... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 103.95
Available in paperback for the first time, this milestone work offers an in-depth treatment of all aspects of the discipline and practice of social policy globally. Supported by a distinguished international advisory board, the editors have compiled almost 900,000 words across 734 entries written by 284 leading specialists to provide authoritative... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 59.99
This book is about many things: development and modernization, dictatorship and democracy, state capacity and governance, social protection and welfare states, and Korean history. But finally it is about lifting social policy analysis out of the ghetto of self-sufficiency it is often confined to and into the center ground of hard political science. more...