Unemployment and Social Citizenship within Chinese and Nordic Social Policy



    China is taking quick strides into the art of conducting social policy within a market based economy. Social policies towards unemployment that might warrant comparative research have been in place for some time, but are also under continuous development. The Nordic welfare states, on the other hand, have been engaging unemployment for some time, but these are by no means frozen landscapes either. Unemployment potentially entails a range of negative consequences for the individual such as marginalization across a range of societal arenas that can also be described as a loss of social citizenship. Social policy towards the unemployed can attempt to alleviate this and secure the equal social citizenship of the unemployed.

    What does the social citizenship of the unemployed look like when we compare the policies and social outcomes in two Chinese provinces and the two different Nordic countries of Denmark and Finland? The Nordic countries are often perceived as basing their policies on these aims of social citizenship, but such assumptions will be put into perspective. Furthermore, the aim is also to investigate whether a distinctly Chinese vision of social citizenship can be described based on tacit understandings of desirable social outcomes such as we might perhaps find in Confucian normative ideas of society, and how this fares in relation to current policies and outcomes.
    Effektiv start/slut dato07/12/201131/12/2014


    • 4 Organisering af eller deltagelse i konference
    • 2 Gæsteophold ved andre institutioner
    • 1 Foredrag og præsentationer i privat eller offentlig virksomhed

    International Conference on Governance and Social Policy Innovation

    Kristian Kongshøj (Deltager)
    6 dec. 20137 dec. 2013

    Aktivitet: Deltagelse i faglig begivenhedOrganisering af eller deltagelse i konference

    Nordic Centre, Fudan University

    Kristian Kongshøj (Gæsteforsker)
    15 sep. 20135 dec. 2013

    Aktivitet: Gæsteophold ved andre institutioner

    Den kinesiske velfærdsstat

    Kristian Kongshøj (Foredragsholder)
    28 aug. 2013

    Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragForedrag og præsentationer i privat eller offentlig virksomhed


    • 3 Tidsskriftartikel
    • 1 Ph.d.-afhandling
    • 1 Bidrag til avis - Kronik

    The undeserving poor in China: The institutional logic of the minimum living standard scheme and the Hukou system

    Kongshøj, K., 2017, I : Journal of Asian Public Policy. 10, 2, s. 128-142

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

    1 Citationer (Scopus)

    Social Citizenship in China and the Nordic Countries: Amorphous Welfare States and their Normative Foundations

    Kongshøj, K., 14 jan. 2015, Aalborg Universitetsforlag. 325 s. (Ph.d.-serien for Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Aalborg Universitet).

    Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportPh.d.-afhandlingForskning

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    China's Welfare Reform: An Ambiguous Road Towards a Social Protection Floor

    Kongshøj, K. & Hong, L., 2014, I : Global Social Policy. 14, 3, s. 352-368

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

    4 Citationer (Scopus)