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East Asian welfare regimes in transitionFrom Confucianism to globalisation$
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Alan Walker and Chack-kie Wong

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861345523

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861345523.001.0001

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Introduction: East Asian welfare regimes

Introduction: East Asian welfare regimes

(p.2) (p.3) One Introduction: East Asian welfare regimes
East Asian welfare regimes in transition

Alan Walker

Chack-kie Wong

Policy Press

This book aims to provide an up-to date, accessible and critical account of the welfare regimes of the main East Asian states and China. It puts the spotlight on the Chinese and East Asian welfare regimes — the so-called ‘Confucian Welfare States’ — in order to provide an assessment of their nature and development, their current dilemmas and their future prospects. This chapter describes the scope of the book, noting the western construction of the welfare state, welfare state regime theory and East Asian welfare systems, Confucian welfare states and globalisation.

Keywords:   China, Confucianism, welfare models, welfare state, globalisation

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