Stein Ringen: What Kind of Welfare State Is Emerging in China?

Thursday, 27 September 2012, 14:30
Seminar Room at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Berggasse 17, 1090 Vienna

Contact: Pieter Vanhuysse

Speaker: Stein Ringen (Green College, Oxford)

Highlights of the Seminar
The present Chinese regime claims to represent a unique model, both in project a socialist market economy and in capacity to lead China in a rapid and exceptional transition to affluence and power. In this lecture, social policy is used as a prism for state analysis. The provisions contained in the Chinese welfare state as it stands today and is evolving will be reviewed, up against the main theories of welfare state typologies. This evidence will then be used as a basis for the interpretation of the Chinese state. As manifested in social policy, a major component of public policy, is the Chinese state a normal state, a state among states, or can it claim uniqueness in its model in project and capacity?

International seminar series:
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