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From 'Safety Nets' Back to 'Universal Social Provision'

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Deacon, Bob

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Abstract This short article draws upon a number of recent reports from several international organizations to argue the case that, at least at the level of discourse, the tide has turned from the period in the 1990s when a targeted and means tested safety net future for welfare policy especially in the context of development was being constructed. Now even within the World Bank there is some evidence that the case for a universal approach to social welfare provision is again being recognized. This shift suggests that one locus of the struggle for the future of national and international social policy continues to be the international epistemic community of social policy analysts working for and advising international agencies.
Classification International Relations, International Politics, Foreign Affairs, Development Policy; Social Policy
Free Keywords global social policy; international organizations; safety nets; universalism
Document language English
Publication Year 2005
Page/Pages p. 19-28
Journal Global Social Policy, 5 (2005) 1
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)