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Comparing social policies: Exploring new perspectives in Britain and Japan

Misa Izuhara


At the beginning of the twenty-first century, both Britain and Japan are facing similar issues caused by globalisation, slower economic growth and a rapidly ageing population. Social policy in the two societies, which has developed differently due to the differences in their national resources, socio-economic systems, cultural values and political agendas, is at an interesting turning point. This book examines topical issues with up-to-date information; compares and contrasts selected policy areas between the two societies; and presents original material written by leading scholars in each cou ... More

Keywords: Britain, Japan, globalisation, slow economic growth, ageing population, social policy, policy areas, political agendas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9781861343666
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861343666.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Misa Izuhara, editor