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Contemporary Social Issues in East Asian Societies

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While the balance between private and public sectors are based primarily on the experiences of the wealthy societies in Western Europe and North America, the global reach and increased political weight of East Asian economies is bound to influence other societies as well. Contemporary Social Issues in East Asian Societies: Examining the Spectrum of Public and Private Spheres focuses on modern highly developed East Asian societies and their social issues, particularly ones that are related to family, institution, and health. By examining the modernized global society and its connectedness, this book is a vital resource for researchers, students, and academicians interested in the distinctive features connected with local, social and cultural traditions of East Asian society.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
    1. HISTORY AND CONCEPTUAL RICHNESS OF “PUBLIC” AND “PRIVATE”: FROM EUROPE TO EAST ASIA
    2. SCOPE OF THE BOOK
  7. Section 1: Spectrum of Public and Private Spheres in East Asia
    1. Chapter 1: Spectrum of Public and Private Spheres in East Asia
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. REFLECTIONS OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN MODERNITY AND TRADITIONS
      3. 2. AN INTERPRETATION OF JAPANESE VISUAL TRADITIONS IN THEIR SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT
      4. 3. JAPANESE HISTORY AS A TREASURE CHEST OF POLICY STUDIES
      5. 4. SECURITY ILLUSION: THE CASE OF JAPAN
      6. 5. JAPAN AND THE JAPANESE SOCIAL MODEL: A REINTERPRETATION OF THE SITUATION IN 2013
      7. 6. JAPANESE MEDIA STRUGGLING TO FIND ITS VOICE AND ROLE IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: On the Genealogy of Public and Private
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FROM DICHOTOMOUS DEFINITIONS TO THE WORLD OF PLURALISM
      4. AIMS AND APPROACH
      5. EXPLORING EMERGING TOPICS IN THE FRAME OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE IN SOCIAL LIFE
      6. FINDINGS
      7. DISCUSSION: PERSONALIZED PUBLIC SERVICES—A NEW CONTRACT FOR CITIZEN, STATE AND MARKET?
      8. CONCLUSION: ANALYZING THE PAST TO PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE
  8. Section 2: Family Institution and the Spectrum of Public and Private Spheres
    1. Chapter 3: The Impact of Global Financial Crises on the Family in Taiwan
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOCIAL IMPACT: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCREASING
      5. METHOD
      6. RESULTS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 4: Protective Factors in Family Relationships
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RISK AND PROTECTION AND THE CHILD’S ECOLOGY
      4. PREGNANCY AND THE FIRST THREE YEARS
      5. WHAT CAN BE DONE IN THE EARLY YEARS BY WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FAMILIES?
      6. DOES THE INVOLVEMENT OF FATHERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
      7. THE PROTECTIVE ROLE OF GRANDPARENT INVOLVEMENT
      8. THE POSSIBLE VALUE OF INVOLVEMENT FROM THE WIDER FAMILY
      9. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE GET OLD?
      10. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 5: Globalization and Transformation of Care in Japan
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. GLOBALIZATION AND SOCIAL POLICY
      4. 3. CHANGING STRUCTURES OF EMPLOYMENT AND FAMILY
      5. 4. LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE
      6. 5. ENTRY OF MIGRANTS INTO THE CARE WORKFORCE
      7. 6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 6: Foreign Aid and Family at Risk
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. POVERTY, MIGRATION AND RISK MANAGEMENT
      4. 3. FAMILY AND MIGRATION FROM MYANMAR
      5. 4. RISKS AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 7: An Analysis of Contemporary Japanese Rural Families
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. JAPANESE RURAL FAMILIES
      4. 3. INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM AND UNITY OF THE FAMILY
      5. 4. CASE STUDY
      6. 5. DISCUSSION
    6. Chapter 8: Teenage Pregnancy and its Support System in Korea
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. STATISTICS CONCERNING THE CONDITIONS OF TEENAGE PARENTS
      4. 3. KOREAN “ADOLESCENT SINGLE PARENT” RECOGNITION IN POLICY OBJECTIVES AND ITS FACTORS
      5. 4. TEENAGE PARENTS AND ANALYSIS OF THE ACTUALITIES OF SUPPORT PRACTICE: FROM THE SURVEY INTERVIEWS
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 9: Difficulties in Work-Family Reconciliation in Taiwan
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EMPLOYMENT PATTERNS
      4. CHILDCARE PATTERNS
      5. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 10: The Social Risk of Low Fertility in Taiwan
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SEARCHING FOR ‘NEW’ NEW SOCIAL RISK?
      4. THE DECLINE OF FERTILITY RATE IN TAIWAN
      5. POLICY MAKERS’ CONCERN FOR LOW FERTILITY
      6. LOW FERTILITY AS A SOCIAL RISK
  9. Section 3: Health and Care Sector and the Spectrum of Public and Private Spheres
    1. Chapter 11: Utilization of Primary Health Services in Hong Kong
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HEALTH STATUS IN HONG KONG
      4. PRIMARY HEALTH SERVICES IN HONG KONG: THE PRIVATE-PUBLIC PARTNERSHIP
      5. THE STUDY
    2. Chapter 12: Policies and Politics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES IN HONG KONG
      4. HEALTH FINANCE REFORM
      5. HEALTH FINANCE AND WELFARE POLITICS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 13: Meeting the Care Needs of Older People
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COMPARATIVE METHODOLOGY
      4. FINDINGS
      5. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 4: Risk Society and the Spectrum of Public and Private Spheres
    1. Chapter 14: Using Social Quality as a Framework for Analyzing Social Development in Taiwan
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. USING THE SOCIAL QUALITY AS A FRAMEWORK OF CONCEPTUALIZATION
      4. METHODS
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
    2. Chapter 15: Fiji
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. 1. GOVERNMENT AND SOCIAL STRUCTURES
      4. 2. STRUCTURAL DISCRIMINATION EMBEDDED IN THE LEGAL SYSTEM
      5. 3. FIJI'S OBLIGATIONS UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW
      6. 4. DATA ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN REVEALS THE STATE'S FAILURE TO PROTECT
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 16: The Japanese Model of Risk Society
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. THE JAPANESE MODEL OF RISK SOCIETY
      3. WHEN WE ALL ARE RESPONSIBLE: RISKS BECOMING REALITY IN JAPAN
      4. RISK SOCIETY DISCOURSE AND JAPAN
      5. RISK SOCIETY DISCOURSE AND JAPAN: WHERE IS THE INDIGENOUS DISCOURSE?
      6. RISK SOCIETY AND PUBLIC POLICY
      7. JAPANESE RISK SOCIETY: POLITICAL DIMENSIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors