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Fine, Ben (2017) 'The Continuing Enigmas of Social Policy.' In: Ye, Ilcheong, (ed.), Towards Universal Health Care in Emerging Economies: Opportunities and Challenges. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 29-60. (Social Policy in a Development Context)

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The welfare regime approach to social policy is shown to be past its use-by date, not least for imposing an ever-expanding set of ideal types that do not fit unyieldingly variegated outcomes across sectors and countries. Moreover, like many other approaches, it tends to derive its analytical framing from the Keynesian period as opposed to forging an understanding of neoliberalism and the increasing role of financialization as a direct and indirect influence upon social policy. Alternatives should be posed in terms of addressing both the transformational/developmental role of social policy and its sector-specific systems of provision.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
ISBN: 9781137533760
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Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 11:18

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