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Insecurity and welfare regimes in Asia, Africa and Latin America

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

Abstract

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

Topics: HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform, HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year: 2004
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:36655
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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