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Social Policy in East and Southeast Asia: Education, Health, Housing and Income Maintenance

Social Policy in East and Southeast Asia: Education, Health, Housing and Income Maintenance

1st Edition

M. Ramesh
September 12, 2012

Social Policy in East and South East Asia provides the first systematic comparison of the policy sectors of income maintenance, health, housing and education in Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan. It focuses particularly on the provision and financing arrangements of these four Asian...

Caring for the Elderly in Japan and the US: Practices and Policies

Caring for the Elderly in Japan and the US: Practices and Policies

1st Edition

Susan Orpett Long
June 22, 2012

In an era of changing demographics and values, this volume provides a cross-national and interdisciplinary perspective on the question of who cares for and about the elderly. The contributors reflect on research studies, experimental programmes and personal experience in Japan and the United States...

Public Health in Asia and the Pacific: Historical and Comparative Perspectives

Public Health in Asia and the Pacific: Historical and Comparative Perspectives

1st Edition

Milton J. Lewis, Kerrie L. MacPherson
April 15, 2011

The Asia-Pacific region has not only the greatest concentration of population but is, arguably, the future economic centre of the world. Epidemiological transition in the region is occurring much faster than it did in the West and many countries face the emerging problem of chronic diseases at the...

Sino-Japanese Relations: Facing the Past, Looking to the Future?

Sino-Japanese Relations: Facing the Past, Looking to the Future?

1st Edition

Caroline Rose
April 29, 2009

Over recent years, there has been increasing interest in the relationship between China and Japan, particularly as a way of understanding contemporary political, economic and security developments within the whole East Asia region. Caroline Rose presents a thorough, balanced and objective...

Human Rights in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

Human Rights in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

1st Edition

Ian Neary
May 01, 2006

Ian Neary looks in detail at the history of the introduction of human rights ideas into Japan, South Korea and Taiwan and examines how, and to what effect, state and society have incorporated the specific international standards on childrens' and patients' rights into legal systems and social...

Directors of Urban Change in Asia

Directors of Urban Change in Asia

1st Edition

Peter J.M. Nas
March 09, 2005

Bringing together a group of international scholars, Directors of Urban Change in Asia examines who the 'directors' for urban change are in an eclectic mix of Asian cities. The books discusses how, in the majority of cases, urban change has come about primarily as the result of visionary leaders,...

Cultural Politics and Asian Values: The Tepid War

Cultural Politics and Asian Values: The Tepid War

1st Edition

Michael D. Barr
August 29, 2002

Cultural Politics and Asian Values looks at the political, cultural and religious background of East and Southeast Asian societies and those of 'the West', with a view to seeing how they are affecting contemporary national and international politics: democratization, the international human rights...

Ageing in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Policies and Future Trends

Ageing in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Policies and Future Trends

1st Edition

David R. Phillips
August 10, 2000

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Human Rights and Gender Politics: Asia-Pacific Perspectives

Human Rights and Gender Politics: Asia-Pacific Perspectives

1st Edition

Anne-Marie Hilsdon, Martha Macintyre, Vera Mackie, Maila Stivens
June 22, 2000

In recent years, the slogan "women's rights are human rights" has become a central claim of the of the global women's movement. Human Rights and Gender Politics: Asia-Pacific Perspectives examines the critical issues raised by this embracing and expansion of the human rights discourse by feminists...

Environment, Education and Society in the Asia-Pacific: Local Traditions and Global Discourses

Environment, Education and Society in the Asia-Pacific: Local Traditions and Global Discourses

1st Edition

John Fien, Helen Sykes, David Yencken
February 17, 2000

This important book explores the interaction of global environmental discourses and local traditions and practices in twelve countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Based upon two parallel groups of studies, reviewing cultural influences in individual countries, and the attitudes of young people...

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