Dr Gyu-Jin Hwang

Senior Lecturer in Social Policy

A26 - R.C. Mills Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 5015

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Research interests

By fusing theoretically informed debate with its practical application to the field of public sector and policy reform, Dr Hwang’s research advocates a closer synthesis of perspectives centred around ideas, interests, and institutions in order to further our understanding of process of policy change. He is particularly interested in the areas of: comparative social policy; comparative development of welfare states; social policy in a development context; comparative analysis of welfare states in East Asia; policymaking processes and policy analysis; politics of social policy; institutional change and policy change; globalization and social policy.

Teaching and supervision

Current Teaching

  • SCLG6910 Social Policy: International Perspectives (Semester 1)
  • SCPL2603 Development and Welfare in East Asia (Semester 1)
  • SCPL2602 The Principles of Social Policy (Semester 2)
  • SCLG2611 Welfare States: A Comparative Analysis (Semester 2)

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected publications

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Books

  • Hwang, G. (2006). Pathways to State Welfare in Korea: Interests, Ideas and Institutions. United Kingdom: Ashgate.

Edited Books

  • Hwang, G. (2011). New Welfare States in East Asia: Global Challenges and Restructuring. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Hudson, J., Hwang, G. (2013). Pathways of welfare state development in East Asia. In Izuhara, M. (Eds.), Handbook on East Asian Social Policy, (pp. 15-40). UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Hwang, G. (2011). New Global Challenges and Welfare State Restructuring in East Asia: Continuity and Change. In Gyu-Jin Hwang (Eds.), New Welfare States in East Asia: Global Challenges and Restructuring, (pp. 1-14). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Hwang, G. (2010). Development, Welfare Policy and the Welfare State. In Robert A. Denemark (Eds.), The International Studies Encyclopedia, (pp. 989-1006). West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Hwang, G. (2009). Old-age Security in Korea: The Strengthened Role of the State? In Tsung-hsi Fu, Rhidian Hughes (Eds.), Ageing in East Asia: Challenges and Policies for the Twenty-First Century, (pp. 72-88). USA, Canada: Taylor and Francis.

Journals

  • Hwang, G. (2012). Explaining Welfare State Adaptation in East Asia: The Cases of Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Asian Journal of Social Science, 40(2), 174-202. [More Information]
  • Hwang, G. (2010). The Growth of Welfare Capitalism in East Asia: The Cases of Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Gonggong Xingzheng Pinglun (Journal of Public Administration), 6(1), 7-30.
  • Hudson, J., Hwang, G., Kühner, S. (2008). Between Ideas, Institutions and Interests: Analysing Third Way Welfare Reform Programmes in Germany and the United Kingdom. Journal of Social Policy, 37(2), 207-230. [More Information]
  • Hwang, G. (2008). Going separate ways? The reform of health insurance funds in Germany, Japan and South Korea. Policy Studies, 29(4), 421-435. [More Information]
  • Hwang, G. (2007). The rules of the game: The politics of national pensions in Korea. Social Policy and Administration: an international journal of policy and research, 41(2), 132-147.
  • Hwang, G. (2004). The Mechanism of Income Redistribution: The Case of South Korea. Social Policy and Society, 3(3), 243-252.

2013

  • Hudson, J., Hwang, G. (2013). Pathways of welfare state development in East Asia. In Izuhara, M. (Eds.), Handbook on East Asian Social Policy, (pp. 15-40). UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

2012

  • Hwang, G. (2012). Explaining Welfare State Adaptation in East Asia: The Cases of Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Asian Journal of Social Science, 40(2), 174-202. [More Information]

2011

  • Hwang, G. (2011). New Global Challenges and Welfare State Restructuring in East Asia: Continuity and Change. In Gyu-Jin Hwang (Eds.), New Welfare States in East Asia: Global Challenges and Restructuring, (pp. 1-14). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Hwang, G. (2011). New Welfare States in East Asia: Global Challenges and Restructuring. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

2010

  • Hwang, G. (2010). Development, Welfare Policy and the Welfare State. In Robert A. Denemark (Eds.), The International Studies Encyclopedia, (pp. 989-1006). West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Hwang, G. (2010). The Growth of Welfare Capitalism in East Asia: The Cases of Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Gonggong Xingzheng Pinglun (Journal of Public Administration), 6(1), 7-30.

2009

  • Hwang, G. (2009). Old-age Security in Korea: The Strengthened Role of the State? In Tsung-hsi Fu, Rhidian Hughes (Eds.), Ageing in East Asia: Challenges and Policies for the Twenty-First Century, (pp. 72-88). USA, Canada: Taylor and Francis.

2008

  • Hudson, J., Hwang, G., Kühner, S. (2008). Between Ideas, Institutions and Interests: Analysing Third Way Welfare Reform Programmes in Germany and the United Kingdom. Journal of Social Policy, 37(2), 207-230. [More Information]
  • Hwang, G. (2008). Going separate ways? The reform of health insurance funds in Germany, Japan and South Korea. Policy Studies, 29(4), 421-435. [More Information]

2007

  • Hwang, G. (2007). The rules of the game: The politics of national pensions in Korea. Social Policy and Administration: an international journal of policy and research, 41(2), 132-147.

2006

  • Hwang, G. (2006). Pathways to State Welfare in Korea: Interests, Ideas and Institutions. United Kingdom: Ashgate.

2004

  • Hwang, G. (2004). The Mechanism of Income Redistribution: The Case of South Korea. Social Policy and Society, 3(3), 243-252.

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