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Handbook on Social Protection Systems

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Handbook on Social Protection Systems

9781839109102 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Esther Schüring, Professor of Social Protection Systems, Department of Social Policy and Social Security Studies, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, University of Applied Sciences and Markus Loewe, Head of the Middle East and North Africa Research Team, Transformation of Economic and Social Systems Programme, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Germany
Publication Date: August 2021 ISBN: 978 1 83910 910 2 Extent: c 800 pp
This exciting and innovative Handbook provides readers with a comprehensive and globally relevant overview of the instruments, actors and design features of social protection systems, as well as their application and impacts in practice. It is the first book that centres around system building globally, a theme that has gained political importance yet has received relatively little attention in academia.

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This exciting and innovative Handbook provides readers with a comprehensive and globally relevant overview of the instruments, actors and design features of social protection systems, as well as their application and impacts in practice. It is the first book that centres around system building globally, a theme that has gained political importance yet has received relatively little attention in academia.

Combining academic discussion with cases from the Global South and North, this Handbook offers practical recommendations on how greater harmonization across social protection policies, programmes and delivery mechanisms can be achieved. It also highlights the importance of linkages to other policy fields and issues such as taxation, humanitarian aid and livelihood approaches. Overall, the chapters argue that a systems approach is needed to respond to the individual needs of different groups in society and to face future challenges from demographic change, globalization, automation, climate change and pandemics.

Targeting a broad audience, the Handbook on Social Protection Systems bridges the divide in academic debate around social protection in the Global South and North. It will be an invaluable resource for academics, students and practitioners.
Critical Acclaim
‘A unique tour de force through the world of social protection. The volume is distinguished by a novel systemic approach that takes account of the entire range of instruments, institutions, policies and actors that make up social protection. First-rate experts from more than 20 countries get down to the nitty-gritty of social protection systems, combining overview chapters with exemplary case studies across the global South and North. This Handbook sets new standards! It is highly recommended to researchers and practitioners alike.’
– Lutz Leisering, University of Bielefeld, Germany

‘The Handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to social protection systems, their functions, components, and outcomes. Its global scope, astute treatment of theory and policy, and appropriate case studies, should ensure the Handbook becomes an indispensable resource for policy makers, students, and researchers alike.’
– Armando Barrientos, Professor Emeritus, University of Manchester, UK

‘The editors and contributors to the Handbook on Social Protection Systems have made an important contribution to the literature, ranging widely over the field and providing in-depth analyses of the complex dimensions of social protection policies and programs around the world. The Handbook will be the definitive work on social protection for many years to come and should be widely consulted.’
– James Midgley, University of California Berkeley, US
Contributors
Contributors include: B. Abu Hamad, S. Atkins, F.V. Ayala, Y. Bagheri, V. Barca, G. Barsoum, K. Bender, J. Betz, G. Bhalla, M. Bierbaum, G. Bolits, F. Burchi, M. Cacace, L. Carraro, V. Cebotari, C. Cherrier, A. Cóte, R. Chirchir, B. Chisanga, C. De Neubourg, S. Devereux, M. Ebrahimi, F. Gassmann, K. Hagemejer, M. Hebbar, N. Jones, M. Kaltenborn, M. Kangasniemi, J. Karpati, G. Koehler, T.A. Kool, D. La Salle, M. Loewe, D. Malerba, B. Mathebula, A. Metteri, J.J. Miti, Z.S. Nimeh, M. Niño-Zarazúa, L. Pelham, M. Perkiö, L. Radhakrishnan, K. Roelen, B. Rohregger, R. Sabates-Wheeler, A. Salvini, A. Santillán-Hernández, A. Saran, W. Scholz, B. Schubert, E. Schüring, J. Seekings, M. Serena Liliana Marzi, R. Slater, C. Strupat,
A.A. Tajmazinani, F. Teixeira, E. Timar, A. Van De Meerendonk, A.M. Van Den Heever, L.H. Vargas Faulbaum, A. Von Schiller, N. Wiebe, N. Winder Rossi, V. Wodsak, J. Woodall, A. Wyatt,

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