Contemporary Social Issues in East Asian Societies: Examining the Spectrum of Public and Private Spheres

Contemporary Social Issues in East Asian Societies: Examining the Spectrum of Public and Private Spheres

Mika Markus Merviö (Kibi International University, Japan)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: January, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 349
ISBN13: 9781466650312|ISBN10: 1466650311|EISBN13: 9781466650329|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5031-2

Description

While the balance between private and public sectors are based primarily on the experiences of the wealthy societies in Western Europe and North America, the global reach and increased political weight of East Asian economies is bound to influence other societies as well.

Contemporary Social Issues in East Asian Societies: Examining the Spectrum of Public and Private Spheres focuses on modern highly developed East Asian societies and their social issues, particularly ones that are related to family, institution, and health. By examining the modernized global society and its connectedness, this book is a vital resource for researchers, students, and academicians interested in the distinctive features connected with local, social and cultural traditions of East Asian society.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Family Institution
  • Foreign Aid
  • Global Financial Crises
  • Globalization
  • Health Finance Reform
  • Public and Private Spheres
  • Risk Society

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Mika Markus Merviö is a Professor of International Relations at the Kibi International University, Okayama, Japan. Previously he has been working at the University of Tampere, Finland, from which he also received his Ph.D. (International Relations). Then he moved to the International Christian University, Tôkyô, Japan as a JSPS researcher and from there to the Miyazaki International University and the University of Shimane, where he worked as a Professor. From 2000 he has been working at the Kibi International University. His research interests include political and social issues, history, art and environment.

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