Managing the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and changing welfare regimes

Ka Ho MOK*, Yeun-wen KU, Tauchid Komara YUDA

*Corresponding author for this work

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This article aims at setting out a broader context for the debates and discussions on welfare transformations driven by rapid global challenges and restructuring. Confronted with challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, governments and societies across the globe must rethink and reimagine their social welfare approaches to make them appropriate and effective to manage the risks and crises. The papers in this special issue address three major themes: 1) democratisation and changing welfare regimes / social policy provision; 2) reflections of social service delivery; 3) rethinking state-market-society relationships when managing welfare needs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Asian Public Policy
Issue number1
Early online date17 Dec 2020
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

Bibliographical note

The authors want to thank Lam Man Tsan Chair Professor Research Fund in supporting the present paper for professional editing.


  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • East Asia welfare model
  • social policy innovation
  • sustainable development
  • welfare regimes


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