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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 by Ian Gough
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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. Social policy in advanced capitalist countries operates through state intervention to compensate for the inadequate welfare outcomes of the labour market. Such welfare regimes cannot easily be reproduced in poorer regions of the world where states suffer problems of governance and labour markets are imperfect and partial. Other welfare regimes therefore prevail involving non-state actors such as landlords, moneylenders and patrons. This book seeks to develop a conceptual framework for understanding different types of welfare regime in a range of countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa and makes an important contribution to the literature by breaking away from the traditional focus on Europe and North America.
Cambridge University Press; February 2004
384 pages; ISBN 9781139239226
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Title: Insecurity and Welfare Regimes in Asia, Africa and Latin America
Author: Ian Gough; Geof Wood; Armando Barrientos; Philippa Bevan; Peter Davis; Graham Room
 
ISBNs
1139239228
9780521834193
9781139239226
9781316171813