Base on our last year¡¯s analyses of the incentives behind local initiatives, we would carried out interviews with local initiators, central government officials and experts in the relevant fields to understand the necessary conditions underpinning these initiatives and whether it is possible to roll out the successful local initiatives to other parts of the country.
We have selected Norway, Germany, Australia, and Korea for the case studies out of two considerations. First, these four countries come from different welfare regimes: social democratic regime (Norway), corporative regime (Germany), liberal regime (Australia) and developmental state regime (Korea). Second, we have close collaboration with researchers from these countries. Each case study will cover the four dimensions of governance as suggested in our project with a ...
This project will analyse the different paths and approaches taken by different countries to achieve transition in social governance when facing major social, economic and political changes. The changes include industrialization, world wars, oil crises, collapse of the Soviet Block and the second wave of democratization movement.
In this project, we try to pin down the indicators that can be used to evaluate social governance. These indicators would be set according to the goals of social governance and taking into account of local variations.