One Hundred Years of Social Protection

The Changing Social Question in Brazil, India, China, and South Africa

by Lutz Leisering

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Book Description

While the rise of social protection in the global North has been widely researched, we know little about the history of social protection in the global South. This open book investigates the experiences of four middle-income countries - Brazil, India, China and South Africa - from 1920 to 2020, analysing if, when, and how these countries articulated a concern about social issues and social cohesion.

As the first in-depth study of the ideational foundations of social protection policies and programmes in these four countries, the contributions demonstrate that the social question was articulated in an increasingly inclusive way. The contributions identify the ideas, beliefs, and visions that underpinned the movement towards inclusion and social peace as well as counteracting doctrines. Drawing on perspectives from the sociology of knowledge, grounded theory, historiography, discourse analysis, and process tracing, the volume will be of interest to scholars across political science, sociology, political economy, history, area studies, and global studies, as well as development experts and policymakers.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download One Hundred Years of Social Protection ebook for free in PDF format (4.9 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2021
Pages
452
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783030549589
ISBN10
3030549585
ISBN13 Digital
9783030549596
ISBN10 Digital
3030549593
PDF Size
4.9 MB
License
CC BY

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