Politics of Welfare and Inequality in East Asian Capitalisms

Ito Peng
Session Organizers:
Byung You Cheon , Jin-Wook Shin and Sophia Seung-yoon Lee
Saturday, June 25, 2016: 10:45 AM-12:15 PM
254 Dwinelle (Dwinelle Hall)
Asian Capitalism is increasingly gaining attention from multidiscipline and from different regions for its implication on sociological and political theories of Capitalism. The proposed sessions attempt to specifically focus on Welfare, Inequalities, and Institutional Change in East Asia. First session will focus on Asian Capitalism with a comparative perspective and examines the characteristics of welfare institutions. Second session focuses on Politics of Inequality and Social Movements in East Asia. Two sessions composes with papers on - Increasing inequalities in income, assets, employment, etc.; Responses in party politics, social policy, and social movements; Importance of the changes in the East Asian region.

Specific Topics of this session includes East Asian labor market, in equalities in income, education, assets, etc., party politics, social movements, transformation of the East Asian developmental state. (See the below for list of participants and details of the abstracts)

The Class Politics of the China Boom
Ho-Fung Hung, Johns Hopkins University
Welfare Under Internal Multiple Modernizations: Inter-Institutional Politics of the Korean “Welfare State” in Comparative Perspective
Sophia Seung-yoon Lee, Ewha Womans University; Kyung-Sup Chang, Seoul National University; Sven Hort, Seoul National University
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