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By Huck-ju Kwon (eds.)

Since the commercial main issue of 1997, there were major social coverage reforms in East Asia. utilizing the idea that of the developmental welfare kingdom, this e-book seeks to respond to no matter if the welfare reforms in East Asia have prolonged social rights whereas conserving its developmental credentials. remodeling the Developmental Welfare nation in East Asia explains the best way the shift in fiscal technique has prompted social coverage reform in East Asia. It additionally analyzes the political dynamics of social coverage during which financial imperatives for social reform have been reworked into social coverage reform.

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In many cases, however, structural factors had already set the conditions for such changes, which can be seen as the given conditions if one deals only with the question in a shorter span of time, since the structural influence on policy changes takes place in the longer term. This does not suggest that the structural factors overdetermine policy trajectories; they rather create the policy space which opens a possibility for a range of policy trajectories. Middle-range theories like the advocacy coalition approach can explain why one policy trajectory was chosen rather than another.

This chapter will analyse the evolution of the advocacy coalition, following the policy debates between the competing policy paradigms in the context of the politics in which they unfolded, and paying particular attention to the advocacy coalition which presented different views from the predominant ones. This examination will lead us to understand how Korea was able to respond with a new thrust of welfare policy to the Asian Economic Crisis. Secondly, this chapter seeks to bring historical perspectives to the globalization and social policy discourse with respect to Korea.

The group produced several pamphlets, most of which outlined social welfare programmes and identified possible obstacles to introducing such programmes (Choe 1991: 17). The CSS had a number of ingredients for a successful advocacy coalition to achieve its policy goals. It included people with expertise on social policy, which was rarely found at that time in Korea. It also gained official status within the government, which positioned it near to the centre of the decision making process. There was no lack of enthusiasm among the members of the CSS for introducing social policy programmes.

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