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Political Institutions and Welfare State Restructuring: The Impact of Institutions on Social Policy Change in Developed Democracies

Duane Swank

in The New Politics of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297567
eISBN:
9780191600104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297564.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The first of three chapters on the implications of electoral politics and the design of political institutions for welfare state adjustment. Swank first provides an overview of two key domestic and ... More


Towards a free society

Paul Spicker

in Liberty, equality, fraternity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348418
eISBN:
9781447302704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348418.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

There are close conceptual connections between liberty and democracy. Liberal democracy is based partly on the principles of liberal individualism. Its key elements are individual liberty, pluralism ... More


Conclusion: from Confucianism to globalisation

Alan Walker and Chack-kie Wong

in East Asian welfare regimes in transition: From Confucianism to globalisation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345523
eISBN:
9781447302162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345523.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter returns to the role of Confucianism in East Asian welfare regimes and characterises it as an adjunct to political ideology. Then, while emphasising the differences between the East Asian ... More


Hong Kong: from familistic to Confucian welfare

Sammy Chiu and Victor Wong

in East Asian welfare regimes in transition: From Confucianism to globalisation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345523
eISBN:
9781447302162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345523.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter focuses on the ways in which the new Hong Kong SAR government has been appealing to traditional Confucian values to emphasise nationhood and reinforce and legitimize the maintenance of a ... More


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