Reclaiming Social Policy

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Reclaiming Social Policy re-evaluates the importance of social policies in the shaping of well-being and combating exclusion, and enhance critical understanding of how these policies are constituted in a globalising world. Written from a practitioner's perspective, the core concern of the book is the capacity for policy making required to protect groups from becoming excluded, promote inclusion, and avoid sharpening of trends towards marginalization. The book emphasises the context- and path-dependence of ...

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Overview

Reclaiming Social Policy re-evaluates the importance of social policies in the shaping of well-being and combating exclusion, and enhance critical understanding of how these policies are constituted in a globalising world. Written from a practitioner's perspective, the core concern of the book is the capacity for policy making required to protect groups from becoming excluded, promote inclusion, and avoid sharpening of trends towards marginalization. The book emphasises the context- and path-dependence of patterns and policies of inclusion and exclusion, and provides a normative and practical framework for supporting social policy making.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230007819
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/2/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

ARJAN DE HAAN has been Social Development Adviser at the UK Department for International Development, China since 1998. His research interests include migration, labour markets and livelihoods, particularly in South Asia. At the Poverty Research Unit at the University of Sussex, UK his work focused on poverty monitoring and analysis, and he published on concepts and measurement of social exclusion.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
• List of Graphs
• Foreword
• Acknowledgements
• Introduction: Why Focus on Social Policy?
• Globalization, Inequality, amd the Demise of the State?
• Integrating Social and Economic Policies
• Evolving Social Policies: The Importance of National Contexts
• Structural Adjustment, Poverty Analysis and the Safety Nets Paradigm
• New Poverty Reduction Strategies and the Missing Middle
• Conclusion: A Framework for Social Policy
• References

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