Notwithstanding the lean years that followed 1986 and 1997, sustained economic growth since the late 1970s has propelled Singapore into the post-industrial age and reproduced the demographic and social structure of advanced western societies. The rapid shift to a knowledge-intensive economy requiring highly-skilled services has resulted in a 'two-speed' society consisting of a highly competitive but rewarding sector and a marginalized population that is increasingly at risk. Being avowedly anti-welfarist, the state for ideological reasons has resisted pressures to introduce a comprehensive welfare regime for its risk population, preferring to privilege its productive citizenry. Is Singapore a counter-factual to the convergence thesis, by preferring to put in place a social policy driven by the belief of its leaders that the more successful a society is the more it is able to care for those who fall behind?
Social Policy in Post-Industrial Singapore
Edited by Eldar Bråten, University of Bergen
Embedded Entrepreneurship examines the importance of cultural meaning in the creation and utilization of economic value. The authors demonstrate that micro-scale entrepreneurship in Insular Southeast Asia is culturally embedded, and suggest theoretical convergences between economic anthropology ...
Edited by Richard Fox Young, Princeton Theological Seminary and Jonathan A. Seitz, Taiwan Theological Seminary
Asia in the Making of Christianity studies the experience of converts from fifteen locations throughout Asia, using a variety of approaches to examine the meaning of becoming Christian. The book addresses and assesses models under debate for understanding religious conversion.
Edited by Marlene Laruelle, George Washington University
Since the start of the 1990s, Central Asia has been the main purveyor of migrants in the post-Soviet space. These massive migrations impact issues of governance; patterns of social adaptation; individual and collective identity transformations; and gender relation in Central Asia.
Hiroko Kawanami, Lancaster University
In Renunciation and Empowerment of Buddhist Nuns in Myanmar-Burma, Kawanami offers a detailed account of how Buddhist nuns build their monastic community through fostering scriptural education and engaging in religious activities devoted to the dissemination of the Buddha's teaching.
Edited by Thomas A. Reuter, University of Melbourne and Alexander Horstmann, Mahidol University
Revitalization of religious and cultural traditions is taking place in nearly all contemporary Asian societies and beyond. Faith in the Future: Understanding the Revitalization of Religions and Cultural Traditions in Asia provides a comparative analysis of the key features and aspirations of ...
This book analyzes the reception of artisanal pizza in Japan through the lens of professional pizza chefs. The movement of food and workers, and the impact that such movements have on the artisanal workers occupation are at issue.
Anthony S. Rausch
Paul C. Irwin Crookes
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