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Review Article: Human Rights Based Social Policies – Challenges for China

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 December 2010

Karen R. Fisher
Affiliation:
Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia E-mail: karen.fisher@unsw.edu.au
Xiaoyuan Shang
Affiliation:
Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia E-mail: x.shang@unsw.edu.au
Megan Blaxland
Affiliation:
Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia E-mail: m.blaxland@unsw.edu.au

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This review article discusses findings from current Chinese social policy literature about the dilemmas facing the Chinese government to reform China's residual social policies, from historic, socio-economic and political perspectives. It explores how human rights based policies and transparent management are beginning to be reflected in recent literature as the policy changes emerge from current social and political development in China. China is emerging as a new important international force, both economically and socially. Its social policies are at a turning point as it shifts to a middle developed country and as the world witnesses the emergence of a new welfare state.

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Themed Section on Moving towards Human Rights Based Social Policies in China
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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2010

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