Transforming the Developmental Welfare State in East Asia

  • Huck-ju Kwon

Part of the Social Policy in a Development Context book series (SPDC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. An Overview of the Study: The Developmental Welfare State and Policy Reforms in East Asia

  3. The Politics of Welfare Developmentalism

  4. The Institutional Dynamics of Welfare Developmentalism

  5. Welfare Developmentalism in Formation?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Waranya Teokul, Lalita Chanwongpaisarn
      Pages 257-282
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 283-294

About this book


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 Asia explains the way in which the shift in economic strategy has influenced social policy reform in East Asia. It also analyzes the political dynamics of social policy in which economic imperatives for social reform were transformed into social policy reform.


democracy development East Asia social policy unemployment

Editors and affiliations

  • Huck-ju Kwon
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)Korea
  2. 2.Sung Kyun Kwan UniversityKorea

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