Asian Social Policy Products

  • Climate Change Policy in Japan

    From the 1980's to 2015

    By Yasuko Kameyama

    Amidst growing environmental concerns worldwide, Japan is seen as particularly vulnerable to the effects of a changing climate, with a large coastal population and frequent extreme weather events. This book analyses Japan’s response to the climate change problem from the late 1980s up to the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asia and the Environment

  • The Chinese Family Today

    Edited by Anqi XU, John DeFrain, Wenrong LIU

    The Chinese economy is undergoing dramatic changes and the world is watching and changing along with it. The Chinese family is also changing in many ways in response to the economic transformation that is moving the world’s most populous nation from an agrarian economy to a global superpower. This…

    Hardback – 2016-11-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Globalization and Welfare Restructuring in China

    The Authoritarianism That Listens?

    By Huisheng Shou

    In the past few decades, the change in China’s welfare system has been characterised by a balanced distribution of benefits across social sectors and the institutionalization of welfare redistribution. This process has occurred without significant political change that would empower politically…

    Hardback – 2016-10-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • British Untouchables

    A Study of Dalit Identity and Education

    By Paul Ghuman

    Dalits, formerly called 'untouchables', remain the most oppressed community in India, and indeed in South Asia and have, until recently, been denied human and civic rights. On emigration to the UK and other Western countries they faced a double disadvantage: caste discrimination and racial…

    Paperback – 2016-10-15 
    Routledge

  • Trends in Chinese Education

    Edited by Chen Hongjie, W. James Jacob

    This book considers a wide range of key developments and key areas of debate in China’s education system. Marketization, quality assurance, and issues of inequality and gender are all discussed, as are expansion in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors, the impact of globalization, and the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-13 
    Routledge
    Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

  • Marx and Weber on Oriental Societies

    In the Shadow of Western Modernity

    By Lutfi Sunar

    The Orient was central to the work of Marx and Weber, both figures building their theories around the question of why modernity appeared to emerge only in the West. While Marx’s account focused on the accumulation of capital in the West, Weber’s explanation for this phenomenon centred on Western…

    Paperback – 2016-09-26
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Green Asia

    Ecocultures, Sustainable Lifestyles, and Ethical Consumption

    Edited by Tania Lewis

    Economic development in Asia is associated with expanding urbanism, overconsumption, and a steep growth in living standards. At the same time, rapid urbanisation, changing class consciousness, and a new rural–urban divide in the region have led to fundamental shifts in the way ecological concerns…

    Hardback – 2016-09-16
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Tradition, Culture and Aesthetics in Contemporary Asian Cinema

    By Peter C. Pugsley

    From the critically acclaimed Malaysian film Sepet to the on-going box office successes of the films created by Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai, cinematic texts from the nations of Asia are increasingly capturing audiences beyond their national boundaries. Tradition, Culture and Aesthetics in…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31
    Routledge

  • Anthropology in the City

    Methodology and Theory

    Edited by Italo Pardo, Giuliana B. Prato

    With half of humanity already living in towns and cities and that proportion expected to increase in the coming decades, society - both Western and non-Western - is fast becoming urban and even mega-urban. As such, research in urban settings is evidently timely and of great importance. Anthropology…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
    Routledge
    Urban Anthropology

  • Translation and Travelling Theory

    Feminist Theory and Praxis in China

    By Dongchao Min

    Research has shown that feminist theory has flowed far more easily from North to South and from West to East, wheras travel in other directions has proved almost non-existent. While the hegemony of US feminist theory has been challenged in Europe, for example, there remain many ‘invisible’…

    Hardback – 2016-07-21
    Routledge
    The Feminist Imagination - Europe and Beyond

  • Public Organizations in Asia

    By Tobin Im

    Public Organizations in Asia introduces students to the fundamental theories of organizations and teaches them how to analyze different types of public organizations in East and Southeast Asia. Moving away from traditional Western theory and examples, this textbook provides numerous…

    Paperback – 2016-07-19
    Routledge

  • Development and Social Policy

    The Win-Win Strategies of Developmental Social Policy

    Edited by Christian Aspalter, Kenny Teguh Pribadi

    In recent years, government and policymakers around the world have shifted their attention away from money-oriented, supply-side economics to institutional economics and people-oriented social and economic development. Issues such as poverty reduction, win-win solutions and strategies in social…

    Hardback – 2016-07-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social Welfare in Asia

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