Policy paradigm shift and the changing role of the state: The development of social policy in China since 2003

King Lun NGOK, Genghua HUANG

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Abstract

Since 2003 the rapid development of China's social policy has aroused much academic interest. This research places the development of social policy in China's political and economic context, focusing on the changing role of the state in making and implementing social policy. Based on the policy paradigm theory, this article builds up a framework to analyse the shift of social policy paradigms in post-Mao China, examining the changing role of the Chinese state in social welfare and social development. It argues that China's latest round of social policy expansion was driven by the social problems accumulated during the economic reforms, with change triggered by the SARS crisis, and its shape finally determined by the central political leadership led by Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao in a top-down manner.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-261
Number of pages11
JournalSocial Policy and Society
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

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  • China's social policy
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  • policy paradigms
  • welfare expansion

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Policy paradigm shift and the changing role of the state : The development of social policy in China since 2003. / NGOK, King Lun; HUANG, Genghua.

In: Social Policy and Society, Vol. 13, No. 2, 01.01.2014, p. 251-261.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

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