Recent Submissions

  • Notes on Contributors 

    Unknown author (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 1/11/2011)
  • Democratic Governance for Social Justice: The Politics of Social Protection 

    Chopra, Deepta; te Lintelo, Dolf (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 1/11/2011)
    This overview introduces three articles that examine some of the varying forms and dimensions of the politics of social protection policies and programmes, to give us an insight into their transformative potential. The ...
  • Introduction: Social Protection for Social Justice 

    Devereux, Stephen; McGregor, J. Allister; Sabates?Wheeler, Rachel (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 1/11/2011)
    The articles in this IDS Bulletin are drawn from a conference hosted by the Centre for Social Protection at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK, in April 2011. The conference brought together academics ...
  • One Step Beyond: From Social Protection Recipients to Citizens 

    Tessitore, Savina (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 1/11/2011)
    This article confronts theoretical links between rights, citizenship and social protection, reviewing discourses on rights and citizenship and revealing fault?lines and trade?offs. Through the Hunger Safety Net Programme ...
  • Social Protection in Zambia – Whose Politics? 

    Schüring, Esther; Lawson?McDowall, Julie (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 1/11/2011)
    Attempts have been made to explain why social protection systems seem least likely to become established where they are most needed. Often, however, these attempts have not captured the rather complex politics in the ...
  • Collaborative Governance: Analysing Social Audits in MGNREGA in India 

    Vij, Nidhi (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 1/11/2011)
    In the history of social protection programmes in India, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is the most expansive and ambitious programme ever. In 2009/10 alone, over 380 billion rupees ...
  • Social Protection to Address the Drivers of Vulnerability: A Bridge too Far? 

    Roelen, Keetie (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 1/11/2011)
    Social protection has moved high up on the development agenda and is increasingly considered to be an inherent part of the response to poverty reduction. At the same time, it has received criticism for its current tools ...
  • Reflections on Including Disability in Social Protection Programmes 

    Schneider, Marguerite; Waliuya, Wamundila; Munsanje, Joseph; Swartz, Leslie (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 1/11/2011)
    This article presents reflections on including disability in social protection and, specifically, in social assistance programmes. The main considerations for including disability in such programmes are: (a) the factors ...
  • Richer but Resented: What do Cash Transfers do to Social Relations? 

    MacAuslan, Ian; Riemenschneider, Nils (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 1/11/2011)
    Cash transfers are an increasingly important component of social protection systems in most countries. Usually, cash transfers are evaluated against their effects on poverty or human capital, with their impact on social ...
  • Why is Social Protection Gender?blind? The Politics of Gender and Social Protection 

    Jones, Nicola; Holmes, Rebecca (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 1/11/2011)
    Social protection may be high on the policy agenda in international development circles, but the way it plays out in practice at national and local level is deeply political, especially so when viewed through a gender lens. ...
  • Dignity and Stigma among South African Female Cash Transfer Recipients 

    Hochfeld, Tessa; Plagerson, Sophie (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 1/11/2011)
    This study analyses impacts of social discourses on the outcomes of social policy, through the narratives of female cash transfer recipients in Soweto, South Africa. Their understandings of poverty and welfare are related ...
  • Is there a Role for Cash Transfers in Climate Change Adaptation? 

    Wood, Rachel Godfrey (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 1/11/2011)
    This article assesses the potential of cash transfer programmes to contribute to adaptation goals in developing countries. It argues that cash transfers are likely to contribute to adaptive capacity by (1) meeting basic ...
  • Adaptive Social Protection in Rwanda: ‘Climate?proofing’ the Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme 

    Siegel, Paul B.; Gatsinzi, Justine; Kettlewell, Andrew (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 1/11/2011)
    Rwanda has a high rate of rural poverty, population density and pressures on its natural resource base. One government response has been a social protection intervention, the Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP). VUP ...
  • Social Protection and Climate Change 

    Béné, Christophe (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 1/11/2011)
    This overview is an introduction to the theme session on ‘Social protection and climate change’ in this IDS Bulletin . It first reviews the different dimensions of the relationship between social protection and climate ...
  • (Re)distribution and Growth: What is the Role of Social Protection? 

    Sabates?Wheeler, Rachel; Koehler, Gabriele (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 1/11/2011)
    Considerations of social justice, as opposed to growth, must provide the linchpin of a social protection agenda because the chronically vulnerable and poor are typically in their predicament because of institutionalised ...
  • Transformative Social Protection: Reflections on South Asian Policy Experiences 

    Koehler, Gabriele (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 1/11/2011)
    This article argues that social transfers as such, are a ‘good thing’. They can alleviate the immediate economic impact of poverty and vulnerability. It cautions, however, that such transfers may be a ‘bad thing’, since ...
  • Addressing Inequality: Framing Social Protection in National Development Strategies 

    Carroll, Kate (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 1/11/2011)
    It is important to address different inequalities and one way to achieve this is through social protection as a mechanism for redistribution. Achieving social justice and a reduction in inequalities through social protection ...
  • Political and Civil Society in India's Welfare Trajectory 

    Ehmke, Ellen (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 1/11/2011)
    In this article, a historical institutional approach is applied to study the Indian welfare trajectory. The aim is to understand which reproduction pattern possibly inhibited the constitutional call for adequate standards ...
  • Social Protection, the Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights 

    van Ginneken, Wouter (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 1/11/2011)
    This article is an attempt to outline the possible implications of a rights?based approach to social protection and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It starts with some remarks on the role of social protection ...