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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 (2020, forthcoming), Healthy Aging, in Danan Gu and Matthew E. Dupre (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging, United Nations/Springer: New York.
  • Aspalter, Christian. (ed.)(2020, forthcoming), “Financing Welfare State Systems in Asia”, to be published with Routledge, UK.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2020, forthcoming), “Ideal Types in Comparative Social Policy”, to be published with Routledge, UK.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2020, 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: From Concepts to Applications, Spanish National Research Council, Government of Spain, to be published with Springer Verlag, Berlin, Germany.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2020, forthcoming), “Welfare State Administration and the East Asian Welfare Regime”, in: K. Baehler, J. Straussman, C. Arza, M. Blofield, J. Boston, E. Ferlie, F. Filgueira, Y. Jing, T.J. Lah, E. Ongaro and V. Taylor (eds.), The Oxford International Handbook of Public Administration for Social Policy: Promising Practices and Emerging Challenges, to be published with Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2019), “Welfare Regime Analysis: 30 Years in the Making”, International Social Work, Vol. 62, No. 1, pp. 76-88, January.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2018), “Different Worlds of Welfare Regimes: Applying the Ideal-Typical Method”, in B. Greve (ed.), Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State, Routledge, UK.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2018), “Real-Typical and Ideal-Typical Methods in Comparative Social Policy”, in B. Greve (ed.), Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State, Routledge, UK.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2017), “Routledge International Handbook to Welfare State Systems”, Routledge, UK.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2017), “Health Care Systems in Developing Countries in Asia”, together with Kenny Teguh-Pribadi and Robin Gauld, Routledge, UK.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2017), “Development and Social Policy”, together with Kenny Teguh-Pribadi, Routledge, UK.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2015), “Active Aging in Asia”, together with Alan Walker, Routledge, UK.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2014), “Social Work in East Asia”, Ashgate, UK.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2012), “Health Care Systems in Europe and Asia”, together with Uchida Yasuo and Robin Gauld, Routledge, UK.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2011), “Developing Ideal-Typical Welfare Regime Theory”, International Social Work, Vol. 54, No. 2, pp. 735-50.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2009), “The Welfare States in Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovenia: An Ideal-Typical Perspective”, Social Policy and Administration, Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 170-85, together with Kim Jinsoo and Park So-Jeung.
  • Aspalter, Christian (2008), “The Welfare State in Cross-Cultural Perspectives”, International Social Work, Vol. 51, No. 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, No. 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