Welfare Regimes in the Wake of State Socialism : Viet Nam, China, and the Market-Leninist Welfare Regime

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)32_Refereed conference paper (without host publication)peer-review

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Author(s)

  • Jonathan LONDON

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2008

Conference

Title5th Annual Conference on East Asian Social Policy
PlaceTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period3 - 4 November 2008

Abstract

This is the third in a series of papers on the theme “Welfare Regimes in the Wake of State Socialism.” The three papers in this series include: “Toward a Theory of Historical Welfare Regimes (London 2008a),” “State Socialist Welfare Regimes: Viet Nam & China Compared (London 2008b),” and the current paper, “The Market Leninist Welfare Regime: Viet Nam & China Compared.” There is some overlap as well as many weaknesses and gaps to be addressed. I would highly appreciate any comments and criticisms.In the first paper, I examine the conceptual and theoretical foundations of welfare regimes analysis, address the special challenges of welfare regimes analysis in formerly state-socialist settings, and clarify the ideal typical attributes of state socialist welfare regimes. In the second paper I explain the development of and outcomes of state socialist welfare regimes in Viet Nam and China. In the third paper I show how a country’s exit path from state socialism exerts path-dependent though non-deterministic effects on the subsequent development of its welfare regime. I examine how the erosion of state socialist institutions unfolded in Viet Nam and China and its implications for the welfare regimes in those countries.

Citation Format(s)

Welfare Regimes in the Wake of State Socialism: Viet Nam, China, and the Market-Leninist Welfare Regime. / LONDON, Jonathan.
2008. Paper presented at 5th Annual Conference on East Asian Social Policy, Taipei, Taiwan.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)32_Refereed conference paper (without host publication)peer-review