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Emergence of New Welfare States in East Asia?

Domestic Social Changes and the Impact of "Welfare Internationalism" in South Korea and Taiwan (1945–2012)

Won-Sub Kim and Shih-Jiunn Shi

The development of social policy in East Asia has been gaining momentum in recent decades, challenging scholars to offer an explanation. This article addresses two questions: Are we witnessing the rise of welfare states in East Asia? And if so, what are the driving forces behind this development? We draw on theoretical perspectives of Franz-Xaver Kaufmann, who emphasizes the relationship between the state and civil society as the context of welfare statism, and who elaborated the role of international organizations and law in social policy ("welfare internationalism"). Choosing South Korea and Taiwan as examples, we explore the role of international policy diffusion, highlighting the interaction of international and domestic factors. We find that South Korea and Taiwan have indeed turned into welfare states, and that external "social" ideas, which have received little attention in previous research, have contributed to this development in different historical phases. Our analysis extends Kaufmann's perspective beyond Western welfare states.

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Imagined Germany and the Battle of Models in South Korea

Rival Narratives of Germany in South Korean Public Spheres, 1990–2015

Jin-Wook Shin and Boyeong Jeong

social formation. 1 More concretely, there is also a huge amount of literature on the “policy transfer,” 2 “learning from abroad,” 3 and “policy diffusion” 4 across national boundaries. Although these studies have different emphases, they share a

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Sébastien Dubé

May 14, 2019. References Agostinis , G. ( 2019 ). Regional intergovernmental organizations as catalysts for transnational policy diffusion: The case of UNASUR Health . Journal of Common Market Studies 57 ( 5 ).

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The Incredible Edible Movement

People Power, Adaptation, and Challenges in Rennes (France) and Montreal (Canada)

Giulia Giacchè and Lya Porto

the “Big Society” ”, Social Enterprise Journal , 8 ( 3 ): 237 - 250 . 10.1108/17508611211280773 True , Jacqui , and Michael Mintrom . 2001 . “ Transnational Networks and Policy Diffusion: The Case of Gender Mainstreaming ”. International