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Insecurity and Welfare Regimes in Asia, Africa and Latin America

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

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Ian Gough, Geof Wood, Philippa Bevan, Armando Barrientos, Peter Davis, Graham Room
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  • Date Published: December 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521087995

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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.

    • Comparative political economy of global welfare regimes
    • Integrates intellectual traditions of social policy and development studies
    • Establishes universalist needs for secure welfare, but met by relativist social and political means
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    "...the book is serious in its intent, provocative in its theoretical discussion and wide ranging in its mult-perspectives. It should not only appeal to academics interested in classification but to those who are concerned with poverty and the problems of promoting human welfare in the developing countries. Additionally, it would make a thought-provoking text for a course on comparative social policy for graduate students in both the developed and developing worlds." - Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, Kwong-leung Tang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521087995
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • contains: 2 maps 17 tables
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Authors

    Ian Gough, University of Bath
    Ian Gough is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Bath and Editor of the Journal of European Social Policy.

    Geof Wood, University of Bath
    Professor Geof Wood is Head of the Department of Economics and International Development and Director of the Institute for International Policy Analysis at the University of Bath.

    Armando Barrientos, University of Manchester
    Armando Barrientos is Lecturer in Public Economics and Development at the Institute for Development and Management at the University of Manchester.

    Philippa Bevan, University of Bath
    Philippa Bevan is a Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology of Development at the University of Bath.

    Peter Davis, University of Bath
    Peter Davis is Lecturer in International Development at the University of Bath.

    Graham Room, University of Bath
    Graham Room is Professor of European Social Policy at the University of Bath.


    Ian Gough, Geof Wood, Philippa Bevan, Armando Barrientos, Peter Davis, Graham Room

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