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Social Policy in a Development Context (ed.)

Description: Drawing upon both conceptual and empirical evidence, this volume argues the case for the centrality of social policy in development, focusing particularly on the message that social policy needs to be closely intertwined with economic policy. It is argued that social policy can provide the crucial link between economic development poverty eradication and equity. This volume is a significant contribution to thinking about social policy in a development context.


1. Social Policy in a Development Context: Introduction, by Thandika Mkandawire

Part I: Conceptual Issues

2. From Universalism to Safety Nets: The Rise and Fall of Keynesian Influence on Social Development, by Peter Townsend
3. Social Policy and Macroeconomic Performance: Integrating "the Economic" and "the Social", by Diane Elson
4. Social Policy and Development: Social Capital as Point of Departure, by Ben Fine
5. Democratization and Social Policy, by Laurence Whitehead

Part II: Micro and Meso-Level Issues

6. Why Social Policy is Condemned to a Residual Category of Safety Nets and What to do About It, by Judith Tendler
7. Inequality and Redistribution in Health Care: Analytical Issues for Developmental Social Policy, by Maureen Mackintosh & Paula Tibandebage
8. Models of Development, Social Policy and Reform in Latin America, by Carmelo Mesa-Lago

Part III: Historical Experiences

9. European 'Late Industrializers': The Finnish Experience, by Juhana Vartiainen
10. 'Late Industrializers' and the Development of the Welfare State, by Chris Pierson
11. The Role of Social Policy in Economic Development: Some Theoretical Reflections And Lessons From East Asia, by Ha-Joon Chang
12. The Economic Crisis and the Politics of Welfare Reform in Korea, by Huck-Ju Kwon
13. Social Policy in Indian Development, by Jayati Ghosh
14. Historical Trajectories of Social Policy in Post-Colonial Africa. The Case of Zambia, by Guy Mhone

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  • Publication and ordering details
  • Pub. Date: 1 Nov 2004
    Pub. Place: Houndmills
    ISBN: 1403936617
    Type: Paperback
    From: Palgrave
  • Pub. Date: 1 Nov 2004
    Pub. Place: Houndmills
    ISBN: 1403936609
    Type: Hardback
    From: Palgrave