December 15, 2015
7 pm, KWZ Room 0.606
Prof. Xiong Yuegen
(Jacobs University Bremen; Peking University)
During the past decade, there has been a growing interest in social policy – making and welfare studies in post – socialist China. Compared to many advanced democracies, the role of Chinese leaders in the social policy – making and welfare politics is extraordinarily influential. This issue has not been adequately studied yet.
Employing a case study approach, this lecture will explore how the ideas, individual perceptions and personal experiences of state leaders and government officials influence their intentions, motives and strategies in social policy – making. It will also analyze how these processes are embedded within the context of economic transition, rapid social change and globalization.