Programme of Social Work and Social Administration

Office: T2-602-R4
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                                    SWSA Prof. Christian Aspalter
Academic & Professional Qualifications
  •  Doctor in Economic and Social Sciences (Dr. rer.soc.oec.), University of Linz, Austria.
Academic Interests
  •  Social Policy (including Comparative Social Policy, Health Policy, Social Development Policy, Anti-Poverty Policy, Active Aging Policies, Social Security Reform, Future of Social Policy, etc.)
 Selected Publications
  • Aspalter, Christian (editor) (2021, forthcoming), “Financing Welfare State Systems in Asia”, to be published with Routledge, UK.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2021, forthcoming), “Welfare State Administration and the East Asian Welfare Regime”, in: K. Baehler et al. (eds.), The Oxford International Handbook of Public Administration for Social Policy, to be published with Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2021, forthcoming), “Developmental Social Policy and Active Aging with High Quality of Life”, in: F. Rojo-Pérez and G. Fernández-Mayoralas (eds.), Handbook of Active Aging and Quality of Life, Spanish National Research Council, Government of Spain, to be published with Springer Verlag, Berlin.
  • Aspalter, Christian (editor) (2020), “Ideal Types in Comparative Social Policy”, Routledge, UK.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2020), Welfare State System Development in Taiwan: The Causal Determinants of the Past and the Future, Taiwan Insight, August, University of Nottingham, UK.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2020), Healthy Aging, in Danan Gu and Matthew E. Dupre (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging, United Nations/Springer: New York.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2019), “Welfare Regime Analysis: 30 Years in the Making”, International Social Work, Vol. 62/1, pp. 76-88.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2019), “Different Worlds of Welfare Regimes: Applying the Ideal-Typical Method”, in B. Greve (ed.), Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State, Routledge, UK.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2019), “Real-Typical and Ideal-Typical Methods in Comparative Social Policy”, in B. Greve (ed.), Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State, Routledge, UK.
  • Aspalter, Christian (editor) (2017), “Routledge International Handbook to Welfare State Systems”, Routledge, UK.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2017), “Health Care Systems in Developing Countries in Asia”, edited together with Kenny Teguh-Pribadi and Robin Gauld, Routledge, UK.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2017), “Development and Social Policy”, edited together with Kenny Teguh-Pribadi, Routledge, UK.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2015), “Active Aging in Asia”, edited together with Alan Walker, Routledge, UK.
  • Aspalter, Christian (editor) (2014), “Social Work in East Asia”, Ashgate, UK.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2012), “Health Care Systems in Europe and Asia”, edited together with Uchida Yasuo and Robin Gauld, Routledge, UK.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2011), “Developing Ideal-Typical Welfare Regime Theory”, International Social Work, Vol. 54/2, pp. 735-750.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2009), “The Welfare States in Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovenia: An Ideal-Typical Perspective”, Social Policy and Administration, Vol. 43/2, pp. 170-185, written together with Kim Jinsoo and Park So-Jeung.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2008), “The Welfare State in Cross-Cultural Perspectives”, International Social Work, Vol. 51/6, pp. 777-789.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2006), “The East Asian Welfare Model”, International Journal of Social Welfare, Vol. 15, pp. 290-301.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2006), “New Developments in the Theory of Comparative Social Policy”, Journal of Comparative Social Welfare, Vol. 22/1, pp. 3-22.


Courses Taught
  • Social Policy
  • Sociology and Chinese Society
  • Health and Long-Term Care in Aging Societies
  • Government and Society
  • Introduction to Social Welfare
  • Social Welfare in Asia
  • Social Welfare in Chinese Societies
  • Social Problems