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Townsend, Peter

Building Decent Societies

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
Peter Townsend

Part I. The Right to Social Security and National Development

2. Social Security and Human Rights
Peter Townsend

Part II. Issues for the Global Society of the Twenty-first Century

3. Social Protection and Nation-Building: an Essay on Why and How Universalist Social Policy Contributes to Stable Nation-States
Chris Neubourg

4. Social Security, Social Impact and Economic Performance: a Farewell to Three Famous Myths
Michael Cichon, Wolfgang Scholz

5. Can Low-Income Countries Afford Social Security?
Christina Behrendt, Krzysztof Hagemejer

6. The Impact of Social Transfers on Growth, Development, Poverty and Inequality in Developing Countries
Michael Samson

7. Investment in Social Security: a Possible UN Model for Child Benefit?
Peter Townsend

Part II. Social Protection in Europe and the OECD

8. Three Models of Social Security in the History of the Industrialized Countries
Peter Townsend

9. Social Protection, the European Union and its Member States
Raymond Wagener

10. Can the European Welfare Model be Exported?
Peter H. Lindert

11. The Poverty Effects of Social Protection in Europe: EU Enlargement and its Lessons for Developing Countries
Bea Cantillon

Part IV. Experiences from Low-Income Countries

12. Social Security in Developing Countries: a Brief Overview
Peter Townsend

13. Introducing Basic Social Protection in Low-Income Countries: Lessons from Existing Programmes
Armando Barrientos

14. Social Protection, Rural Livelihoods and Economic Growth: the Case of Cash Transfers in Malawi, Ethiopia and Bangladesh
Rachel Slater, John Farrington, Rebecca Holmes, Paul Harvey

15. Welfare, Development and Growth: Lessons from South Africa
Francie Lund

16. From Targeting to Universality: Lessons from the Health System in Thailand
Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Phusit Prakongsai, Supon Limwattananon, Walaiporn Patcharanarumol, Pongpisut Jongudomsuk

Part V. Conclusions

17. Rethinking the Role of Social Security in Development
Christina Behrendt, Michael Cichon, Krzysztof Hagemejer, Stephen Kidd, Rüdiger Krech, Peter Townsend

Keywords: Economics, Labor Economics, Development Policy, Politics of the Welfare State, Political Sociology, Political Economy, Development Studies

Editor
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2009
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
408 pages
Category
Economy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780230251052
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-31380-8

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