1st Edition

Social Welfare East and West Britain and Malaysia

Edited By John Doling, Roziah Omar Copyright 2000
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    This title was first published in 2000:  An exploration of the ways in which social welfare in two countries, half a world apart, may have similarities. Through identification of the differences and similarities of social welfare in Britain and Malaysia, the editors hope that we may be able to learn from one another as well as to contribute to debates both in our countries about how to respond to globalization and about global social policy. Accordingly, the contributors arranged themselves into pairs - one Malaysian, one British - to write reviews of one of each of the six areas of social welfare. Along with an opening chapter in which the aim was to identify a number of frameworks and issues that would allow the rest to be put into a context, the 12 chapters, each restricted to around 5000 words, provide a service-by-service account.

    List of Tables, Foreword, 1. Britain and Malaysia: the development of welfare policies, 2. Work and social security provision in Britain: seeking a third way, 3. Social security policies in Malaysia, 4. For richer and poorer? Pension policy in the United Kingdom, 5. Formal old age financial security schemes in Malaysia, 6. Managing a mixed economy of social care: community care in Britain, 7. Community care in Malaysia, 8. Britain’s evolving health policies, 9. Getting well in Malaysia, 10. Housing policy in Britain, 11. Public housing policy in Malaysia, 12. Crime and penal policy in Britain, 13. Imprisonment in Malaysia


    John Doling, Roziah Omar