Social Protection and Social Development in the Global South

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Professor Patel’s co-edited volume with Professor Sophie Plagerson, official title, and Dr Isaac Chinyoka, official title, is a wonderful compilation of insight and offers a rich collection of perspectives and case studies on social protection and welfare approaches from regions in the Global South. This volume goes beyond just looking at individual cash transfer programmes within countries; instead, it places social protection within the broader context of social welfare and development policies across low- and middle-income nations. By exploring the connections between social protection, welfare services, development policies, labour markets, and the roles of citizens and communities, the book offers fresh insights into how these elements interact to enhance human development. The intention is to deepen our understanding of the evolving nature of welfare systems across various social, economic, and political landscapes, shedding light on their development at different levels.

The book can be purchased here.