Rapid Social Change and
Growing Diversity in East Asia
East Asian countries and communities are facing new social challenges as result of rapid social change and growing diversity. Fast changing economies and societies in East Asia present a rather complicated picture and their experiences may be different from other countries in the world in terms of their speed, cultural aspects and complexity. In managing these challenges, governments are developing social policies and the East Asian welfare states are going through some restructuring. Historical background and unique features also pose new questions as to the future path and characteristics of governance in the region. The EASP international conference will provide a forum for lively discussion to address a range of issues relating to these challenges, identify future research agenda and discuss the role of social policy. >>more
The East Asian Social Policy (EASP) research network was established in January 2005 to facilitate research exchange and co-operation among East Asian social policy analysts and to provide a forum and network of communication for the development of East Asian social policy analysis as a field of research.
The Network welcomes a multi-disciplinary approach to the analysis of East Asian social policies. It is open to people from a range of disciplines, including social policy, sociology, political science, and economics.