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The World Politics of Social Investment: Volume IIThe Politics of Varying Social Investment Strategies$
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Julian L. Garritzmann, Silja Häusermann, and Bruno Palier

Print publication date: 2022

Print ISBN-13: 9780197601457

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2022

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780197601457.001.0001

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The Politicization of Social Investment in the Media and Legislature in North East Asia

The Politicization of Social Investment in the Media and Legislature in North East Asia

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(p.231) 10 The Politicization of Social Investment in the Media and Legislature in North East Asia
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The World Politics of Social Investment: Volume II
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Jaemin Shim

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197601457.003.0010

This chapter examines the agenda-setting politics of social investment issues in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan since 1990, based on newspaper articles and bill sponsorship records. The findings reveal that, in all three countries, social investment issues have increasingly gained legislative and media saliency and presented mostly as a problem-driven valence issue, for example, in tackling an aging society and the low-fertility crisis. However, cross-national differences do exist in terms of the primary function that social investment serves as well as the extent to which the legislature mirrors the media. The chapter’s second half examines the effect of partisanship on social investment agenda-setting in the legislature. The results demonstrate that, on the one hand, partisanship is not an important factor in deciding whether a social investment bill is introduced. On the other hand, the effect of partisanship is visibly related to the choice of the type of social investment strategy.

Keywords:   agenda politics, East Asia, partisan effect, welfare state, legislative–media linkage, social investment

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