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New Book: Social Policy in Sub-Saharan African Context: In Search of Inclusive Development

26 Jul 2007



This volume reviews Africa's past experiences of social policy, with an eye on the future. Contributions examine a range of social policy issues around healthcare, education, the labour market and social welfare, and highlight important conceptual and policy issues for rebuilding Africa. What stands out from these studies is how well the post-colonial nationalist leaders understood the positive links between social policy and economic development, and the significance of economic and social policy for nation building.

Contents

Social Policy and the Quest for Inclusive Development: Introduction, J.Adésínà
Ruling Ideas and Social Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Assessment of Nationalist, Keynesian and Neoliberal Paradigms, A.G.Garba
Social Policy and Development in East Africa: The Case of Education and Labour Market Policies, C.S.L.Chachage
Education, Employment and Development in Southern Africa: The Role of Social Policy in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe, F.T.Hendricks
Social Policy and the Challenge of Development in Nigeria and Ghana: The Cases of Education and Labour Market Policies, B.Udegbe
The Role of Social Policy in Development: Health, Water and Sanitation in East Africa, R.Atieno & A.Ouma Shem
The Socio-Political Structure of Accumulation and Social Policy in Southern Africa, P.Bond
Social Policy in the Development Context: Water, Health and Sanitation in Ghana and Nigeria, O.Obono

This volume is part of the UNRISD series, Social Policy in a Development Context, which examines ways in which social policy can be instrumental to economic development

Jìmí O. Adésínà is Professor of Sociology at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

Social Policy in Sub-Saharan African Context: In Search of Inclusive Development is copublished with Palgrave Macmillan; ISBN: 0-230-52083-9

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