Permanent emergency welfare regimes in Sub-saharan Africa : the exclusive origins of dictatorship and democracy
- Cerami, Alfio.
- Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
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- xviii, 270 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-262) and index.
- Introduction: Permanent Emergency Welfare Regimes in Sub-Saharan Africa 1. Theoretical Framework: Democracy, System Transformation and Welfare Regimes PART I: KEY ISSUES AND PARAMETERS 2. Pathways of Development 3. Systemic Problems and Structural Challenges 4. Poverty and Human Development PART II: SOCIAL PROTECTION 5. Labour Market, Poverty Relief and Health 6. Education, Child Protection, and Gender Equality 7. Hunger, Food Security, Safe Water and Sanitation PART III: SOCIAL CONFLICTS, MODERNIZATION AND DEMOCRATIZATION 8. Social Conflicts and the Politics of Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa 9. Democratization and Consolidation of Democratic Institutions Conclusions: The Exclusive Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy.
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- Publisher's Summary
- This book examines the relationship between development economics, social protection and democratization in the specific context of Sub-Saharan Africa. Moving existing theories of transformation into a new terrain, it sheds light on the exclusive origins of dictatorship and democracy. The book explains how development, social protection and democracy-enhancing policies have been produced by existing institutional frameworks and contingent responses to emergency events, and that these have themselves been shaped by the actions of actors and by their embeddedness in the surrounding political, economic, cultural and social environment. The book also draws attention to the most relevant institutional and social mechanisms, with associated elite strategies and power politics relations in the creation of politically-induced conflicts. In doing so, it highlights the important role of welfare institutions in the reduction and reproduction of vertical and horizontal inequalities as well as their repercussion in the emergence of social conflicts.
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- Alfio Cerami.