Handbook of Social Policy and Development

Handbook of Social Policy and Development

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Overview

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

Contents:


Introduction to the Handbook of Social Policy and Development

James Midgley, Rebecca Surender and Laura Alfers


PART I SOCIAL POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT: ORIGINS AND PROGRESSION

1. Social policy and development: an overview

James Midgley


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

Rebecca Surender


PART II KEY ISSUES AND DEBATES

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


PART III SERVICES, PROGRAMMES AND POLICY SECTORS

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


Index

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