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Palgrave Macmillan

Housing East Asia

Socioeconomic and Demographic Challenges

ISBN 9780230358584
Publication Date January 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Housing and home ownership has been strongly embedded in East Asian socioeconomic and policy models. Based on the primacy of national economic growth objectives, it was promoted as a means of, on the one hand, contributing directly to economic growth through the motor of the construction industry, and, on the other, supporting a low-taxation, low-public-expenditure economy with minimal social protection measures based on the support of the family. In recent years, however, this housing pillar is facing new social, economic, political and demographic challenges, including a decline in the political authority of authoritarian states, the undermining of traditional developmental logic, fragmentation of families and household types and the growing volatility of housing markets. Most of these have been generated or exacerbated by intensified globalization and economic crises in recent years.

Through contextual, conceptual and empirically focused chapters, nine of which deal with a different country – China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand – this book explores the development of housing policies and practices that have responded to dynamic socioeconomic and demographic restructuring.

John Doling is Professor of Housing Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has published widely on housing systems and housing policy in western and Asian countries. 

Richard Ronald holds a Professorial Chair in Housing and Social Change at the University of Birmingham, UK, and is Associate Professor at the Centre for Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is also editor of the International Journal of Housing Policy.

1. The Changing Shape of the East Asian Housing Model; Richard Ronald and John Doling
2. Urban Housing Policy Changes and Challenges in China; Ya Ping Wang and Lei Shao
3. Housing, Crises and Interventions in Hong Kong ; Ngai Ming Yip
4. Indonesian Housing Development Amidst Socio-Economic Transformations; Devisari Tunas and Laksmi Darmoyono
5. Housing and the Rise and Fall of Japan's Social Mainstream; Yosuke Hirayama
6. Towards a Housing Policy in Malaysia; Kuppusamy Singaravelloo, Wan Nor Azriyati Wan Abd Aziz, John Doling and Noor Rosly Hanif
7. Integrating Economic and Social Policy Through the Singapore Housing System; James Lee
8. Housing Transformations and Changing Social Landscapes in South Korea; Hyunjeong Lee
9. The Pro-market Housing System and Demographic Change in Taiwan; Yi-Ling Chen and Herng-Dar Bih
10. Housing as a Social Welfare issue in Thailand; Yap Kioe Sheng

Wan Nor Azriyati Wan Abd Aziz, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

Herng-Dar Bih, National Taiwan University

Yi-Ling Chen, University of Wyoming, USA

Laksmi T. Darmoyono, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Noor Rosly Hanif, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

Yosuke Hirayama, Kobe University, Japan

Hyunjeong Lee, Kyung Hee University, South Africa

James Lee, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Yap Kioe Sheng, Cardiff University, UK

Devisari Tunas, National University of Singapore

Ngai Ming Yip, City University of Hong Kong

Lei Shao, Tsinghua University, Beijing

Kuppusamy Singaravelloo, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

Ya Ping Wang, University of Glasgow, UK


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