1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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Publications


UNRISD pursues an active and varied publications programme, which includes in-house and commercially published books, special reports, programme and occasional papers, as well as newsletters on specific events and the Institute’s work in general.

This section provides a catalogue of our publications, and free online access to many of them. We encourage you to subscribe to our free email alerts service to be informed when new publications are posted on this Web site.

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UNRISD Classics, Volume II: Gendered Dimensions of Development

April 2015

UNRISD Classics, Volume II: Gendered Dimensions of Development

Author: Shahra Razavi, Silke Staab

This is the second volume in the UNRISD Classics series, which were produced for our 50th anniversary and bring together half a century of the Institute's research on social policy, gender and sustainable development.

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UNRISD Classics, Volume III: Revisiting Sustainable Development

April 2015

UNRISD Classics, Volume III: Revisiting Sustainable Development

Author: Peter Utting

This is the third volume in the UNRISD Classics series, which were produced for our 50th anniversary and bring together half a century of the Institute's research on social policy, gender and sustainable development.

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Mining and Resource Mobilization for Social Development: The Case of Nicaragua

April 2015

Mining and Resource Mobilization for Social Development: The Case of Nicaragua

Author: Hilda María Gutiérrez Elizondo

This paper seeks to contribute to the global debate on the political and institutional contexts that enable impoverished countries to mobilize domestic resources for social development. More specifically, it aims to contribute knowledge and policy analysis about how to improve understanding of the politics of domestic revenue mobilization from the mining industry and resource bargains in developing countries.

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Universalizing Health Care in Brazil: Opportunities and Challenges

April 2015

Universalizing Health Care in Brazil: Opportunities and Challenges

Author: Ana Luiza d'Ávila Viana, Hudson Pacífico da Silva, Ilcheong Yi

This paper explains the development of the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS) within a hybrid development policy regime of neoliberal and new developmentalist policies. Focusing on three key dimensions of health system development in the Brazilian federative context, namely regionalization of health care, financing and public-private partnership, this paper highlights the opportunities and challenges in moving towards universal health care system in a context of great regional inequality, chronic underfunding and complicated relations between the public and private sectors.

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Redistributive, Neoliberal or New Paradigm? New Directions in Social Policy in South Africa (Project Brief 11)

April 2015

Redistributive, Neoliberal or New Paradigm? New Directions in Social Policy in South Africa (Project Brief 11)

Author: Roosa Jolkkonen, Joannah Caborn Wengler

Social policy in South Africa appears to be at a crossroads. Both redistributive social aims and neoliberal economic objectives compete to shape its current trajectory. It remains uncertain whether social policy is moving towards a more redistributive model, whether it serves as a mere complement to primary economic goals, or if it is in fact moving in a new direction. The South Africa case study for the UNRISD project, New Directions in Social Policy: Alternatives from and for the Global South, aims to assess whether we are seeing a transformative shift in South African social policy.

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