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Social policy in China: Development and well-being

Chak Kwan Chan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348807
eISBN:
9781447303411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348807.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book introduces the development of China's welfare polices since its conception of an open-door policy in 1978. Setting out basic concepts and issues, including key terms and the process of ... More


China and Post-Socialist Development

Andrzej Bolesta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447321507
eISBN:
9781447321514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447321507.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The re-emergence of China as an economic superpower is a spectacular phenomenon. How has it happened? Where does China go? Is there a model which China is believed to have been following and does the ... More


Human dignity and welfare systems

Chak Kwan Chan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344311
eISBN:
9781447302551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344311.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Pro-‘workfare’ governments justify their policies by claiming ‘workfare’ helps enhance self-esteem and promote the dignity of unemployed recipients. On the other hand, welfare activists argue that ... More


Disability, poverty and healthcare: changes in the canji (‘disability’) policies in the history of the People's Republic of China

Heidi Fjeld and Gry Sagli

in Disability and poverty: A global challenge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428851
eISBN:
9781447302063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428851.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter aims to provide an overview of the development of disability policy in the history of the People's Republic of China (PRC). It argues that seen in the perspective of the PRC's political ... More


China's response to crisis: what role for social policy?

Sarah Cook and Wing Lam

in Social Policy in Challenging Times: Economic Crisis and Welfare Systems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847428288
eISBN:
9781447305521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428288.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines the way in which social policy has been used during the crisis response and recovery in China. It starts by asking whether China's leadership has been able to use social ... More


Evaluating ethical obligations across scales of governance

Erich W. Schienke

in China's responsibility for climate change: Ethics, fairness and environmental policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428134
eISBN:
9781447301844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428134.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter looks at the many ways in which ethical obligations related to climate change play out across various sectors inside China. It considers China's obligations according to eight ‘ethical ... More


Short-lived greenhouse gases and climate fairness

Frances C. Moore and Michael C. MacCracken

in China's responsibility for climate change: Ethics, fairness and environmental policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428134
eISBN:
9781447301844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428134.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter considers another approach to the question of China's climate-related responsibilities found in Chapter Seven. It looks at questions of climate fairness from the perspective of so-called ... More


International approaches to rape

Nicole Westmarland and Geetanjali Gangoli (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426208
eISBN:
9781447302629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426208.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Following on from International Approaches to Prostitution (The Policy Press, 2006), this book provides an overview of rape law and policy in ten countries, including England, Australia, Canada, ... More


East Asian welfare regimes in transition: From Confucianism to globalisation

Alan Walker and Chack-kie Wong (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345523
eISBN:
9781447302162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345523.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Eastern welfare systems have largely been neglected by Western social policy. There is very little information in the West about their operation and the differences between them. Yet, as China and ... More


Framing health inequalities as targets for social work

Paul Bywaters, Eileen McLeod, and Lindsey Napier (eds)

in Social work and global health inequalities: Practice and policy developments

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421951
eISBN:
9781447303541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421951.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter shows that social work is essentially an interventive discipline and not only pinpoints the adverse impact of social inequalities on health chances and experience, but also how this is ... More


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