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Article: Social quality and the social harmony campaign in Hong Kong

TitleSocial quality and the social harmony campaign in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsSocial welfare
Ethnocentric bias
Comparative analysis
Welfare research
Non-Western countries
Issue Date2009
PublisherSeoul National University. Institute of Social Development and Policy Research. The Journal's web site is located at http://sociology.snu.ac.kr/isdpr/d&s_1.php
Citation
Development and Society, 2009, v. 38 n. 2, p. 277-295 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper is a response to the increasing internationalization of the concept of social quality. It is intended to examine whether research projects on social quality reduce or increase the ethnocentric bias in the study of social welfare. To fulfill this objective, it carries out two analytical tasks. The first is to discuss the views of Walker and Wong (2004) on the ethnocentric bias in the study of social welfare. Walker and Wong (2004) argue that overemphasizing the differences between how social welfare is organized and assessed in Western countries and that in non-Western countries causes the bias of excluding the latter in comparative analyses. Hence to deal with this bias, it is necessary to pay attention to the similarities between the social welfare development in western countries and that in nonwestern countries. Secondly, to provide evidence to Walker and Wong’s argument, this paper discusses the relevancy of the social harmony campaign in Hong Kong to research projects on social quality.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/123985
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.101

 

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dc.contributor.authorChau, RCM-
dc.contributor.authorYu, SWK-
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-15T06:33:30Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-15T06:33:30Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationDevelopment and Society, 2009, v. 38 n. 2, p. 277-295-
dc.identifier.issn1598-8074-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/123985-
dc.description.abstractThis paper is a response to the increasing internationalization of the concept of social quality. It is intended to examine whether research projects on social quality reduce or increase the ethnocentric bias in the study of social welfare. To fulfill this objective, it carries out two analytical tasks. The first is to discuss the views of Walker and Wong (2004) on the ethnocentric bias in the study of social welfare. Walker and Wong (2004) argue that overemphasizing the differences between how social welfare is organized and assessed in Western countries and that in non-Western countries causes the bias of excluding the latter in comparative analyses. Hence to deal with this bias, it is necessary to pay attention to the similarities between the social welfare development in western countries and that in nonwestern countries. Secondly, to provide evidence to Walker and Wong’s argument, this paper discusses the relevancy of the social harmony campaign in Hong Kong to research projects on social quality.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSeoul National University. Institute of Social Development and Policy Research. The Journal's web site is located at http://sociology.snu.ac.kr/isdpr/d&s_1.php-
dc.relation.ispartofDevelopment and Society-
dc.subjectSocial welfare-
dc.subjectEthnocentric bias-
dc.subjectComparative analysis-
dc.subjectWelfare research-
dc.subjectNon-Western countries-
dc.titleSocial quality and the social harmony campaign in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailChau, RCM: rubychau@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailYu, SWK: samyu@hkbu.edu.hk-
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