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Social Policy in a Developing World

Edited by Rebecca Surender, Senior Research Fellow and Robert Walker, Professor of Social Policy, University of Oxford, UK
This volume provides a critical analysis of the challenges and opportunities facing social protection systems in the global south, and examines current strategies for addressing poverty and welfare needs in the region. In particular, the text explores the extent to which the analytic models and concepts for the study of social policy in the industrialised North are relevant in a developing country context. The volume analyses the various institutions, actors, instruments and mechanisms involved in the welfare arrangements of developing countries and provides a study of the contexts, development and future trajectory of social policy in the global South.
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Publication Date: 2013
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  • Development Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Social Policy and Sociology
  • Comparative Social Policy
  • Social Policy in Emerging Countries
There is increasing interest in the significance of social policy in the management of welfare and risk in the developing world.

This volume provides a critical analysis of the challenges and opportunities facing social protection systems in the global South, and examines current strategies for addressing poverty and welfare needs in the region. In particular, the text explores the extent to which the analytic models and concepts for the study of social policy in the industrialised North are relevant in a developing country context. The volume analyses the various institutions, actors, instruments and mechanisms involved in the welfare arrangements of developing countries and provides a study of the contexts, development and future trajectory of social policy in the global South.

The book’s comparative and interdisciplinary approach will be of interest to anyone involved in social policy research and analysis and current welfare debates.
‘This volume makes a valuable contribution to the dynamic and expanding field of scholarship on social policy in developing countries. In combining analytical frameworks used in comparative social policy analysis with an examination of key areas of policy and provision in selected countries, it will be a key resource for anyone interested in current debates in international social policy and welfare.’
– Nicola Yeates, Open University, UK
Contributors: B. Deacon, J. Doherty, P. Dornan, D. Lewis, A. McCord, D. McIntyre, C. Meth, A. Nicholls, S. Pellissery, C. Porter, R. Surender, M. Urbina-Ferretjans, A. Vetterlein, R. Walker
Contents:

PART I: CONTEXTS AND CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS
1. Introduction
Rebecca Surender

2. The Role of Historical Contexts in Shaping Social Policy in the Global South
Rebecca Surender

PART II: INSTITUTIONS AND ACTORS
3. The Role of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Poverty Reduction: Limits of Policy Change
Antje Vetterlein

4. Building the Welfare Mix or Sidelining the State? Non-Governmental Organizations in Developing Countries as Social Policy Actors
David Lewis

5. The Informal Economy: Dilemmas and Policy Responses
Sony Pellissery

6. Addressing the Failings of Public Health Systems: Should the Private Sector be an Instrument of Choice?
Jane Doherty and Diane McIntyre

PART III: INSTRUMENTS AND MECHANISMS
7. Social Security: Risks, Needs and Protection
Robert Walker

8. The Implications of Conditionality in Social Assistance Programmes
Paul Dornan and Catherine Porter

9. Work and Welfare in the Global South: Public Works Programmes as an Instrument of Social Policy
Anna McCord and Charles Meth

10. The Social Entrepreneurship–Social Policy Nexus in Developing Countries
Alex Nicholls

PART IV: SCENARIOS AND TRAJECTORIES
11. Globalization and Social Policy in Developing Countries
Bob Deacon

12. South–South Cooperation: A New Paradigm for Global Social Policy?
Rebecca Surender and Marian Urbina-Ferretjans

13. Conclusion: Towards the Analysis of Social Policy in a Developing World
Robert Walker

Index