Radical government responses to social problems have become more noticeable and frequent across East Asia. Rather than suggesting a process of convergence however, the detail of these responses varies considerably and cannot easily be explained by pointing towards contemporary economic changes in the region. While monitoring East Asian social policy trajectories is theoretically important, it also facilitates effective policy advocacy in one of the most dynamic and rapidly changing regions in the world.
This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society:
Beyond the Limits of the Productivist Regime: Capturing Three Decades of East Asian Welfare Development with Fuzzy Sets