Managing Social Change and Social Policy in Greater China

Welfare Regimes in Transition

Author: Ka-Ho Mok,Maggie K. W. Lau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134575149

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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East Asia is at the heart of the global economic transformation, and the countries of the region are witnessing rapidly changing labour markets, alongside the pressure to cut production costs and lower taxes in order to become successful ‘competition states’. These changes have resulted in increased welfare demands which governments, organizations and agencies across the region have had to address. This book examines welfare regimes in the Greater China region, encompassing mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. In so doing, it explores the ways in which the rapid growth and internationalisation of the economy across Greater China is presenting new social policy challenges that governments, social welfare organizations and agencies in the region are having to respond to. Rather than simply describing and categorising welfare systems, the contributors to this volume add to our understanding of how one of the major economic transformations of the contemporary era in East Asia is shaping welfare provision in the region. In turn, in this context of economic change, they examine the new strategies and measures that have been adopted in order to reduce the heavy burden on the state in terms of welfare provision, whilst also attempting to diversify funding and provision sources to meet the pressing welfare needs. Based upon extensive fieldwork by leading scholars of social policy, this book will appeal to students and scholars of Asian social policy, comparative development and social policy, social welfare and Chinese studies.
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Chinese vs. Western Perspectives

Understanding Contemporary China

Author: Jinghao Zhou

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739180460

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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China is on the rise in the globalized world. The relationship between China and the United States has become the most important global issue in the twenty-first century. It is urgent to understand what is happening in China and where China is heading. However, there are many misconceptions about China in the West, which affect Westerners’ ability to objectively understand China, and, ultimately influence the making of foreign policy toward China. The author attempts to challenge the misconceptions coming from both Western societies and China, and offer an integrated picture of contemporary China through systematically examining the major aspects of contemporary Chinese society and culture with the most recent data, and presents convincing arguments in eighteen chapters for spurring mutual understanding between China and the West. The author intends this book to be an interdisciplinary and comprehensive guide to China for a general audience, and it covers a wide variety of topics, including history, family, population, Chinese women, economy, environmental issues, politics, religion, media, U.S.-China relations, and other subjects. This book demonstrates the author’s extensive research and thoughtful examination of many sides of controversial issues related to China with a nice balance of Western and Chinese scholarship. This is one of the few that are authored by scholars who originate from China and have their professional career in the United States, but it is distinctive from the rest of studies on this subject in that the author is committed to examining today’s China from Chinese as well as Western perspectives. This is not only a scholarly book, but also is suitable for general classes on China.
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Culture and Gender in Leadership

Perspectives from the Middle East and Asia

Author: J. Rajasekar,L. Beh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137311576

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 329

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The overall aim of this volume is to present the research studies carried out in the Middle East and Asia in the fields of culture and gender and their influence on leadership in particular. The cultures and practices of these geographical regions are very much varied and this book, Culture and Gender in Leadership: Perspectives from the Middle East and Asia, brings together analyses of these themes in selected countries of these two regions. The chapter authors use detailed descriptions, case studies and vignettes to speak to the cultural relativism and gender in leadership in these countries and provide a unique and comparative perspective drawn from their own cultures. This volume also contributes to the development of theory and empirical research found in these regions and through the collective efforts presented in this book, attempts to strengthen the body of knowledge and practice in the fields of culture and gender in leadership. As Asia is becoming the engine of economic growth for the world and Arab Spring is opening up new vistas in the Middle East, this book is a must read.
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China's Peaceful Rise in a Global Context

A Domestic Aspect of China's Road Map to Democratization

Author: Jinghao Zhou

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739133392

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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China's potential threat to the existing global order is not derived from her rapid economic growth and military expansion, but from China's potential domestic chaos. The workable solution of China's democratization under the current Chinese political system is not to dissolve the Communist Party of China, but to begin with freedom of media, religion, and citizen participation.
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Thirty Years of China - U.S. Relations

Analytical Approaches and Contemporary Issues

Author: Sujian Guo,Baogang Guo

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 146166263X

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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This book examines structural factors, ideas, institutions, issues, and challenges that have shaped China-U.S. relations in the past thirty years, as well as the recent changes in the global geostrategic landscape and economic interdependence that have significant impacts on the bilateral relations into the 21st century.
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Sustaining Industrial Competitiveness after the Crisis

Lessons from the Automotive Industry

Author: L. Ciravegna

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137010983

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 241

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Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach and using the case of the automotive industry as a starting point this volume discusses how industrial companies can remain competitive in spite of the current economic downturn.
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The Ubiquitous Internet

User and Industry Perspectives

Author: Anja Bechmann,Stine Lomborg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317931394

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

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This book presents state of the art theoretical and empirical research on the ubiquitous internet: its everyday users and its economic stakeholders. The book offers a 360-degree media analysis of the contemporary terrain of the internet by examining both user and industry perspectives and their relation to one another. Contributors consider user practices in terms of internet at your fingertips—the abundance, free flow, and interconnectivity of data. They then consider industry’s use of user data and standards in commodification and value-creation.
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