The Routledge Research on Public and Social Policy in Asia Series publishes quality manuscripts on contemporary public policy issues by scholars in Public Administration, Public Management, and Public Policy as well as Economics, Geography, Political Science, Social Work, and Sociology. There are no limitations regarding policy sectors that may be included in the Series, provided the manuscript deals with significant public policy issues with broad appeal.
The Series is advised by an international Editorial Board and edited by M Ramesh of the University of Hong Kong.
By Ka-Ho Mok, Maggie K. W. Lau
October 12, 2017
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 ...
By Yap Mui Teng, Gillian Koh, Debbie Soon
May 25, 2017
Between 2000 and 2010, Singapore witnessed a huge influx of foreign migrants. The proportion of permanent residents in the total population increased from 7% to 11%, while the share of non-resident foreigners has risen from 19% to 25%. This was as much the result of the spontaneous movement of ...
By Michael Adorjan, Wing Hong Chui
May 03, 2017
A society’s response to youth crime reveals much about its broader cultural values, social circumstances, and political affairs. This book examines reactions and policy responses to youth delinquency and crime in Hong Kong during its colonial and post-colonial periods, and in doing so, underscores ...
By James Midgley, Mitsuhiko Hosaka
June 07, 2013
Grassroots Social Security in Asia investigates the role of mutual associations in providing income protection to low-income people in Asia and in particular the region's developing countries. Historically, these associations have consisted of small groups of people with common interests who save ...
By Anthony Welch
May 31, 2013
This is the first book to systematically chart and comparatively assess the trend towards private higher education in South East Asia. Caught between conflicting imperatives of spiralling demand, and limited resources, the balance between public and private higher education systems in South East, ...
By Paulin Straughan, Angelique Chan, Gavin Jones
September 18, 2012
Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong SAR are among the very lowest-fertility countries in the whole world, and even China has reached fertility levels lower than those in many European countries. If these levels continue over long periods East Asia will soon face accelerating ...
By M Ramesh, Scott Fritzen
June 13, 2012
There are a multitude of hazards that confront attempts to change institutional or political orders in pursuit of good governance. Even seemingly technical prescriptions run up against local political and social realities which make their adoption difficult and, if adopted, require significant ...
By James Midgley, Kwong Leung Tang
March 17, 2011
This book looks at the role of social policy and particularly social security in addressing the ongoing challenge of poverty in East Asia despite the region’s spectacular experience of economic growth in decent decades. The East Asian miracle resulted over the last four decades in a ...