Policy Press

Emerging Trends in Social Policy from the South

Challenges and Innovations in Emerging Economies

Edited by Ilcheong Yi, Alexandra Kaasch and Kelly Stetter

Published

May 21, 2024

Page count

272 pages

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Research in Comparative and Global Social Policy

ISBN

978-1447367901

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

May 21, 2024

Page count

272 pages

Browse the series

Research in Comparative and Global Social Policy

ISBN

978-1447367918

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
Emerging Trends in Social Policy from the South

Drawing on international case studies from emerging economies and developing countries including South Africa, India, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Tunisia, Indonesia, China and Russia, this book examines the rise, nature and effectiveness of recent developments in social policy in the Global South.

By analysing these new emerging trends, the book aims to understand how they can contribute to meaningful change and whether they could offer alternative solutions to the social, economic and environmental policy challenges facing low-income countries within a contemporary global context.

It pays particular attention to reforms and innovations relating to the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the move away from a welfare state, towards a ‘welfare multitude’, in which new actors, such as civil society organisations, play an increasingly important role in social policy.

“This is a vital contribution to our understanding of social policy transformations in a truly global context. A must-read for scholars and students wanting to learn about social policy from a Global South perspective.” Markus Ketola, University of Edinburgh

“Comprehensive in coverage, while precise in its focus, this volume makes an excellent contribution to Global South social policy literature. Organised around six key trends in reform and innovations, the analysis will be valuable for scholars and students alike.” Rebecca Surender, University of Oxford

Ilcheong Yi is Senior Research Coordinator at United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD).

Alexandra Kaasch is Professor of German and Transnational Social Policy at Bielefeld University.

Kelly Stetter is Technical Officer in Social Security at the International Social Security Association (ISSA).

Introduction: Emerging Trends and Innovations of Social Policy – Ilcheong Yi, Alexandra Kaasch and Kelly Stetter

Part 1: Rethinking Social Policy

1. An Integrated Approach to Social Policy Analysis – Smita Srinivas

2. Incorporating Informal Workers Into Twenty-First-Century Social Contracts – Rina Agarwala

3. The Globalizing Dynamics of Social Policy: A Transnational Analytics of and for Southern Social Policy – Nicola Yeates

4. Universal Basic Income, Welfare State Design and Good Governance for Human Development – Louise Haag

Part 2: Case Studies

5. Social, Economic and Environmental Policy Complementarity in the South African Mining Sector – Sophie Plagerson and Lauren Stuart

6. The Rights-Based Approach to Social Policy in India (2004–2019): Innovations, Advances and Setbacks – Sanjay Ruparelia

7. Economic Growth, Youth Unemployment, and Political and Social Instability: A Study of Policies and Outcomes in Post-Arab Spring: Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, and Tunisia – Heath Prince, Amna Khan, and Yara Halasa

8. The Development of Indonesian Social Policy in the Context of Overseas Development Aid – Alexandra Kaasch and Brooke Wilmsen

9. New Actors and New Systems in Old Age Services in China – Bingqin Li, Lijie Fang, Bo Hu, and Jing Wang

10. NGOs in the Context of the Reform of Social Services in Russia – Linda J. Cook and Elena Iarskaia-Smirnova

11. Conclusion - Ilcheong Yi, Alexandra Kaasch and Kelly Stetter