Handbook of Social Policy and Development

Handbook of Social Policy and Development


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The Handbook of Social Policy and Development makes a groundbreaking, coherent case for enhancing collaboration between social policy and development. With wide ranging chapters, it discusses a myriad of ways in which this can be done, exploring both academic and practical activities. As the conventional distinction between ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ countries becomes increasingly blurred, this Handbook explores how collaboration between social policy and development is needed to meet global social needs.

With contributions from leading experts in both social policy and development studies, this Handbook analyses the complexities of integrating social policy and development studies. Examining a diverse and comprehensive range of countries and case studies that highlight ways to improve this integration, contributors deal with critical debates, covering a wide range of services, programmes, providers and policy sectors.

The Handbook of Social Policy and Development is an invaluable introduction to the subject for students of social policy and development studies. Its comprehensive approach also makes it a valuable reference for researchers and specialists in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781800379466
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication date: 11/10/2020
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Edited by James Midgley, Professor of the Graduate School, University of California, Berkeley, US, Rebecca Surender, Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford, UK and Laura Alfers, Research Associate in Sociology, Rhodes University, South Africa

Table of Contents


Introduction to the Handbook of Social Policy and Development

James Midgley, Rebecca Surender and Laura Alfers


1. Social policy and development: an overview

James Midgley

2. The social policy nexus and development: convergence, divergence and dynamic change

Rebecca Surender


3. Shaping society from below: social movements, social policy and development

Laura Alfers

4. Gender: toward gender equality and poverty reduction

Leila Patel

5. Global social policy in a development context: ideas, actors and implementation

Huck-ju Kwon

6. The SDGs: towards a social development approach in the 2030 Agenda?

Marian Urbina-Ferretjans

7. Social and human rights

Hartley Dean

8. Social policy and urban development

Jo Beall

9. Rural development

Amrita Datta

10. The environment and development: fight against poverty and/or protection of the environment – a conflict of interests?

Karl Falkenberg

11. Security and development

Dina Kiwan

12. World-regional social governance, policy and development

Nicola Yeates

13. The informal economy and informal employment

Francie Lund

14. Employment-based social protection: ‘productivism’, universalism and social citizenship

Michael Rogan and Laura Alfers


15. Health and development

Amrit Virk

16. Education, social policy and development

Mayumi Terano

17. Housing, development and social justice

James Lee

18. Social insurance, pensions and development

James Midgley

19. Social assistance, poverty and development

James Midgley

20. Conditional income transfers, social policy and development

Armando Barrientos

21. Social work and family services

Antoinette Lombard

22 Financial inclusion and microfinance

Philip Mader and Solène Morvant-Roux

23. Community development programmes

Manohar Pawar

24. NGOs and their role in the welfare mix

Roosa Jolkkonen


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