Insecurity and Welfare Regimes in Asia, Africa and Latin America: Social Policy in Development Contexts

Insecurity and Welfare Regimes in Asia, Africa and Latin America: Social Policy in Development Contexts

by Ian Gough, Geof Wood, Armando Barrientos, Philippa Bevan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521087996

ISBN-13: 9780521087995

Pub. Date: 12/11/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Written by a team of internationally respected experts, this book explores the conditions under which social policy--defined as the public pursuit of secure welfare--operates in the poorer regions of the world. Making an important contribution by breaking away from the traditional focus on Europe and North America, it develops a new conceptual framework for

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Written by a team of internationally respected experts, this book explores the conditions under which social policy--defined as the public pursuit of secure welfare--operates in the poorer regions of the world. Making an important contribution by breaking away from the traditional focus on Europe and North America, it develops a new conceptual framework for understanding different types of welfare regimes in a range of countries of Asia, Latin America and Africa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521087995
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/11/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Ian Gough and Geof Wood; Part I. Understanding Insecurity and Welfare Regimes in the South: An Analytical Framework: 1. Adapting welfare regimes to development contexts Ian Gough; 2. Informal security regimes: embedding social policy in the search for a secure institutional landscape Geof Wood; 3. Conceptualising in/security regimes Philippa Bevan; Part II. Regional Regimes: 4. Latin America: towards a liberal-informal welfare regime Armando Barrientos; 5. East Asia: the limits of productivist regimes Ian Gough; 6. The dynamics of Africa's in/security regimes Philippa Bevan; Part III. Regimes in Global Context: 7. Rethinking the welfare regime approach in the context of Bangladesh Peter Davis; 8. Multi-tiered international welfare systems Graham Room; Conclusion Geof Wood and Ian Gough.

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