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.

‘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

2014 320 pp Paperback 978 1 78254 016 8 £27.00 £21.60 $41.95 $33.56
2013 320 pp Hardback 978 1 84980 990 0 £105.00 £94.50 $152.00 $136.80

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