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Handbook of Social Policy and Development

Edited by James Midgley, Harry and Riva Specht Professor Emeritus and Professor of the Graduate School, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley, US, Rebecca Surender, Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford, UK and Laura Alfers, Research Associate in Sociology, Rhodes University, South Africa
The Handbook of Social Policy and Development makes a groundbreaking, coherent case for enhancing collaboration between social policy and development. With wide ranging chapters, it discusses a myriad of ways in which this can be done, exploring both academic and practical activities. As the conventional distinction between ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ countries becomes increasingly blurred, this Handbook explores how collaboration between social policy and development is needed to meet global social needs.
Extent: 512 pp
Hardback Price: $240.00 Web: $216.00
Publication Date: 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78536 842 4
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  • Development Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Economics and Finance
  • Development Economics
  • Social Policy and Sociology
  • Comparative Social Policy
  • Social Policy in Emerging Countries
The Handbook of Social Policy and Development makes a groundbreaking, coherent case for enhancing collaboration between social policy and development. With wide ranging chapters, it discusses a myriad of ways in which this can be done, exploring both academic and practical activities. As the conventional distinction between ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ countries becomes increasingly blurred, this Handbook explores how collaboration between social policy and development is needed to meet global social needs.

With contributions from leading experts in both social policy and development studies, this Handbook analyses the complexities of integrating social policy and development studies. Examining a diverse and comprehensive range of countries and case studies that highlight ways to improve this integration, contributors deal with critical debates, covering a wide range of services, programmes, providers and policy sectors.

The Handbook of Social Policy and Development is an invaluable introduction to the subject for students of social policy and development studies. Its comprehensive approach also makes it a valuable reference for researchers and specialists in the field.
‘If you read one book to understand current scholarship on social policy and development in the global south, this should be it. Lucid and comprehensive, it is encyclopaedic in scope. The role of the state is set out and powerfully defended. The bunkers into which the social sciences and policy-making have been artificially divided are exposed and questioned. Robert Kennedy said that GDP measures everything except that which makes life worthwhile: this book covers a large part of what makes life worthwhile.’
– David Piachaud, London School of Economics, UK
Contributors: L. Alfers, A. Barrientos, J. Beall, A. Datta, H. Dean, K. Falkenberg, R. Jolkonnen, D. Kiwan, H.-j. Kwon, J. Lee, A. Lombard, F. Lund, P. Mader, J. Midgley, L. Patel, M. Pawar, M. Rogan, R. Surender, M. Terano, M. Urbina-Ferretjans, A. Virk, N. Yeates










Contents:

Part I: Social Policy and Development: Origins and Progression
1. SOCIAL POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT: AN OVERVIEW
James Midgley

2. THE SOCIAL POLICY NEXUS AND DEVLOPMENT: CONVERGENCE, DIVERGENCE AND DYNAMIC CHANGE
Rebecca Surender

Part II Key Issues and Debates
3. SHAPING SOCIETY FROM BELOW: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, SOCIAL POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT
Laura Alfers

4. GENDER: TOWARD GENDER EQUALITY AND POVERTY REDUCTION
Leila Patel

5. GLOBAL SOCIAL POLICY IN A DEVELOPMENT CONTEXT: IDEAS, ACTORS & IMPLEMENTATION
Huck-ju Kwon

6. THE SDGs: TOWARDS A SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT APPROACH IN THE 2030 AGENDA?
Marian Urbina-Ferretjans

7. SOCIAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Hartley Dean

8. SOCIAL POLICY AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Jo Beall

9. RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Amrita Datta

10. THE ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT: FIGHT AGAINST POVERTY AND/OR PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT – A CONFLICT OF INTERESTS?
Karl Falkenberg

11. SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT
Deena Kiwan

12. WORLD-REGIONAL SOCIAL GOVERNANCE, POLICY & DEVELOPMENT
Nicola Yeates

13. INFORMAL LABOUR MARKETS: THE LINKS BETWEEN SOCIAL POLICY & DEVELOPMENT
Francie Lund

14. EMPLOYMENT-BASED SOCIAL PROTECTION: ‘PRODUCTIVISM’, UNIVERSALISM AND SOCIAL CITIZENSHIP
Michael Rogan and Laura Alfers

Part III Services, programmes and policy sectors
15. HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Amrit Virk

16. EDUCATION, SOCIAL POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT
Mayumi Terano

17. HOUSING, DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
James Lee

18. SOCIAL INSURANCE, PENSIONS AND DEVELOPMENT
James Midgley

19. SOCIAL ASSISTANCE, POVERTY AND DEVELOPMENT
James Midgley

20. CONDITIONAL INCOME TRANSFERS, SOCIAL POLICY & DEVELOPMENT
Armando Barrientos

21. SOCIAL WORK AND FAMILY SERVICES
Antoinette Lombard

22. FINANCIAL INCLUSION AND MICRO FINANCE
Phillip Mader

23. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES
Manohar Pawar

24. NGOs AND THEIR ROLE IN THE WELFARE MIX
Roosa Jolkonnen

Index