The global rise of social cash transfers : how states and international organizations constructed a new instrument for combating poverty
- Lutz Leisering.
- Firt edition.
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource.
- Leisering, Lutz, author.
- UPSO eCollections (University Press Scholarship Online) Stanford OSO Jun 2018-May 2019.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1: Making Sense of a Quiet Revolution-the Global Rise of Social Assistance Part I: Theories and Concepts
- 2: Theorizing Social Policy in Development Contexts: A Constructivist Approach
- 3: Basic Social Security: From Poor Relief to Social Assistance to Social Cash Transfers Part II: Mapping the Global Rise of Social Cash Transfers
- 4: Lutz Leisering with Moritz von Gliszczynski: Models of Social Cash Transfers: Policy Proposals by International Organizations
- 5: Lutz Leisering with Katrin Weible: Social Cash Transfers in the Global South: An Entitlement Revolution
- 6: Lutz Leisering with Tobias Boeger: Case Study: Social Pensions in the Global South Part III: Explaining the Global Rise of Social Cash Transfers
- 7: Lutz Leisering with Moritz von Gliszczynski: Changing Global Discourses: New Reasons for Social Security
- 8: Lutz Leisering with Tobias Boeger: National and International Drivers of the Spread of Social Cash Transfers Part IV: Social Cash Transfers-Past, Present, and Future
- 9: Social Cash Transfers for the Poor-Achievements, Limitations, Backgrounds
- 10: Towards a Theory of Social Assistance
- 11: The Quest for Universalism
- Appendix 1 Appendix 2.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) proclaimed the equality of all human beings in dignity and rights. The right to social security, however, has been taken more seriously only since the 2000s, through calls for 'Social Security for All' and 'Leaving no-one behind'. The book investigates a major response, social cash transfers to the poor. The idea of simply giving money to the poor had been rejected by all major development organizations, but since the early 2000s, social cash transfers have mushroomed in the global South and on agendas of international organizations. How come? What programmes have emerged in which countries? How inclusive are the programmes? What models have international organizations devised? Based on unique quantitative and qualitative data and on newly created concepts and indicators, the book takes stock of all identifiable cash transfers in all Southern countries and of the views of all major international organizations. The volume argues that cash transfers reflect broader changes: new understandings of development, of human rights, of global risks, of the social responsibility of governments, and of universalism. Social cash transfers have turned the poor from objects of charity into rights-holders and agents of their own lives and of development. A repertoire of cash transfers has evolved that has enhanced social citizenship, but is limited by weak political commitments. The book also contributes to a general theory of social policy in development contexts, through a constructivist sociological approach that complements the dominant approaches from welfare economics and political economy and includes a theory of social assistance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Transfer payments > Developing countries.
- Income maintenance programs > Developing countries.
- Economic assistance, Domestic > Developing countries.
- Economic development > Developing countries.
- Poverty > Developing countries.
- Human security > Developing countries.
- Developing countries > Social policy.
- Publication date
- Electronic reproduction. Oxford Available via World Wide Web.
- 9780191815997 (electronic bk.)
- 0191815993 (electronic bk.)