Social cohesion in greater China : challenges for social policy and governance /
editors, Ka Ho Mok, Yeun-Wen Ku.
Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, c2010.
xix, 374 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
9789814291927 (Cloth), 9814291927 (Cloth)
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Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, c2010.
9789814291927 (Cloth)
9814291927 (Cloth)
general note
"...symposium on The Quest for Social Cohesion in Greater China: Challenges for Social Policy and Governance in June 2008. Most of the chapters in this book are selected from this conference"--P. ix.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Main Description
This book critically examines the issues and challenges social development of faced by societies in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, with particular reference to the major strategies these societies adopt to promote social cohesion and civil harmony in the context of globalization. It focuses on people who have been socially marginalized by the Asian financial crisis in 1997, and examines the measures Greater China has adopted to balance economic growth and social development. The book will be of interest to readers who wish to know more about societies in Mainland China, and the effects of globalization.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Notes on Contributorsp. xi
Introduction: The Quest for a Balanced Economic Growth and Social Development-Ideas and Practices Promoting Social Cohesion in Greater Chinap. 1
Concepts of Social Cohesion and Policy Responsep. 41
Social Cohesive Efforts to Meet Youth Development Needs in Tin Shui Wai, Hong Kongp. 43
In Search of Harmonious Society in China: A Social Policy Responsep. 69
Social Cohesion in a Divided Society: Lessons from Taiwan's Welfare Politicsp. 95
One Country, Two Cities: A Comparison of Perceived Cohesion in Guangzhou and Hong Kongp. 121
Social Change and Urban Governancep. 147
Governing a Global City in the Context of Political Transitionp. 149
Embracing the Market: Examining the Consequences for Education, Housing, and Health in Chinese Citiesp. 187
Urban Governance from Below: A Case Study of Kaohsiung, Taiwanp. 225
Economic well-being, Urban Poverty and Pension Reformsp. 251
Elderly Poverty and Old-Age Pension Reform in Hong Kong: Issues and Prospectsp. 253
Is Welfare Restructuring and Economic Development in Post-1997 Hong Kong in Search of a Cohesive Society?p. 287
Economic Development and Household Economic well-being in Urban Chinap. 319
The Fragmentation of the Old-Age Security System: The Politics of Pension Reform in Taiwanp. 339
Indexp. 373
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