Recent Submissions

  • Editorial Introduction Re?visioning Social Policy in the South 

    Kabeer, Naila; Cook, Sarah (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/2000)
  • Social Policy and Rights in Africa 

    Manji, Firoze (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/2000)
    Summaries The agenda for social development in Africa, and therefore the framework in which social policy is defined, has undergone major shifts over the last forty years. This has partly been the result of the ability ...
  • States, Social Policies and Globalisations 

    Moore, Mick (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/2000)
    Summaries The debate about future social policies in OECD countries is framed in the light of rich country concerns, notably of a ‘welfare state at risk’. Because globalisation processes can plausibly be presented as a ...
  • Globalisation 

    Decon, Bob (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/2000)
    Summaries This article argues that the current phase of neoliberal globalisation presents a challenge to the prospects for equitable social development in developing and transition economies. This challenge flows partly ...
  • Decomposing Welfare 

    Hong, Zhou (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/2000)
    Summaries Through comparisons of the composition of welfare provision in different countries and regions, this article shows how welfare systems are determined by different natural and cultural conditions, and argues that ...
  • From Users and Choosers to Makers and Shapers 

    Cornwall, Andrea; Gaventa, John (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/2000)
    Summaries This article explores approaches to participation in social policy, setting them within broader debates on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Drawing on studies of participation in a range of social ...
  • Gender and Citizenship 

    Huq, Shireen P. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/2000)
    Summaries This article explores the values and limitations of a rights?based approach to development focusing in particular on its potential for extending notions of citizenship to include women. It discusses the function ...
  • Social Exclusion, Poverty and Discrimination 

    Kabeer, Naila (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/2000)
    Summaries Although the concept of social exclusion has its origins in northern social policy discourses, it can add value to attempts to think about social policy in the context of development if it can provide a unifying ...
  • Does Social Policy Meet Social Needs? 

    Devereux, Stephen; Cook, Sarah (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/2000)
    Summaries This article asks whether social policy in the South meets social needs. We argue that in poor countries, social policy as conventionally designed and delivered leaves the needs of the poor inadequately addressed ...
  • What Do You Mean, ‘Social Policy Analysis’? 

    Lucas, Henry (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/2000)
    Summaries This article explores some of the methods used by donor agencies to undertake ‘social analysis’. The intention is to consider those activities which appear to come under this heading and the related materials ...