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Published: 06 October 2020

280 Pages


ISBN: 9780190073640

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Social Protection under Authoritarianism

Health Politics and Policy in China

Xian Huang

  • Provides a comprehensive understanding of the political motivation, policy design, and distributive outcome of social health insurance expansion in China
  • Speaks to three branches of literature in comparative politics: the political economy of the welfare state, the politics of authoritarian regimes, and Chinese politics
  • Presents a deeply researched analysis of interviews, archive study, quantitative analysis using statistics and survey data
  • Fills a a theoretical and empirical gap in the studies of social welfare in authoritarian countries by uncovering the distributive trade-off, strategy, policy and outcome of social welfare expansion under the Chinese authoritarian regime

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