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Managing social change and social policy in Greater China : welfare regimes in transition?
Social Policy and Society
  • Ka Ho, Joshua MOK, Hong Kong Institute of Education
  • John HUDSON, University of York, UK
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Cambridge University Press

Discussion of welfare regimes and welfare state ideal types continues to dominate comparative social policy analysis, but the focus of the debate has expanded considerably since the publication of Esping-Andersen's (1990) groundbreaking The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism. Shifts in this debate have been prompted by a mixture of theoretical and empirical concerns raised by comparative social policy scholars, but they have also resulted from a more general internationalisation of social policy research agendas within the academy too. In particular, there has been a strong desire to expand the scope of the debate to encompass nations and regions not included in Esping-Andersen's initial study of just eighteen high income OECD states.

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Mok, K. H., & Hudson, J. (2014). Managing social change and social policy in Greater China: Welfare regimes in transition? Social Policy and Society, 13(2), 235-238. doi: 10.1017/S1474746413000596