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Title The politics of social protection in Eastern and Southern Africa / edited by Sam Hickey, Tom Lavers, Miguel Nino-Zarazua, Jeremy Seekings.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2021.
Edition First edition.

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Series UNU-WIDER studies in development economics
Studies in development economics.
Subject Public welfare -- Political aspects -- Africa.
Social security -- Political aspects -- Africa.
Alt Name Hickey, Samuel, 1972-
Lavers, Tom,
Nino-Zarazua, Miguel,
Seekings, Jeremy,
Description 1 online resource (320 pages) : illustrations (black and white).
Edition First edition.
Note "A study prepared for the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER)".
"This is an open access publication. Except where otherwise noted, this work is distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial- Share Alike 3.0 IGO licence (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO)"--Home page.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The negotiated politics of social protection in East and Southern Africa / Sam Hickey, Tom Lavers, Miguel Nino-Zarazua, Jeremy Seekings -- Building a conservative welfare state in Botswana / Jeremy Seekings -- Distributional concerns, the 'developmental state', and the agrarian origins of social assistance in Ethiopia / Tom Lavers -- Understanding the elite commitment to social protection: Rwanda's Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme / Tom Lavers -- Pushing for policy innovation: the framing of social protection policies in Tanzania / Marianne S. Ulriksen -- Policy diffusion, domestic politics, and social assistance in Lesotho, 1998-2012 / Maria Granvik Saminathen -- The politics of promoting social cash transfers in Zambia / Kate Pruce, Sam Hickey -- The politics of promoting social protection in Uganda: a comparative analysis of social cash transfers and social health insurance / Badru Bukenya, Sam Hickey -- Social assistance, electoral competition, and political branding in Malawi / Sam Hamer, Jeremy Seekings -- Who should get what, how, and why?: DFID and the transnational politics of social cash transfers in Sub-Saharan Africa / Sam Hickey, Jeremy Seekings.
Summary "The notion that social protection should be a key strategy for reducing poverty in developing countries has now been mainstreamed within international development policy and practice. Promoted as an integral dimension of the post-Washington Consensus that emerged around the turn of the new millennium, all major international development agencies and bilateral donors now include a strong focus on social protection in their advocacy and programmatic interventions, and a commitment to providing social protection was recently enshrined within the Sustainable Development Goals. The rhetoric around social protection, particularly when delivered in the form of cash transfers, has sometimes reached hyperbolic proportions, with advocates seeing it as a silver bullet that can tackle multi-dimensional problems of poverty, vulnerability, and inequality and a southern-led success story that challenges the unequal power relations inherent within international aid. This book examines how the operation of power and politics at multiple levels of governance shapes the extent to which political elites are committed to social protection, the form this commitment takes, and the implications this has not only for the future shape of welfare regimes but also for state–citizen relations on the continent. With a particular focus on cash transfers, the chapters set out how the politics of promoting social protection has played out in countries from all regions of sub-Saharan Africa. The power relations we examine include those that operate within and amongst global development agencies, between global actors and political and bureaucratic elites, and between and amongst political and bureaucratic elites within Africa"--Publisher's description.
Audience Specialized.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (Oxford Scholarship Online, viewed on September 16, 2021).
ISBN 9780191885396 (ebook)
OCLC # 1256822822
Additional Format Print version: Politics of social protection in eastern and southern Africa. First edition. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2020 0198850344 (DLC) 2019909011 (OCoLC)1104043506

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