Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Democracies, economies and social protection – Understanding welfare state development in Asia and Europe

The aim of this policy paper is to explore what we can expect for welfare states in the developing Asian countries when we apply our knowledge of why, when and … Continue reading

Friday, 13 January 2017 · Leave a comment

Colonial Legacies and Social Welfare Regimes in Africa: An Empirical Exercise

This paper identifies three types of welfare regimes in Africa, based on the insight that tax and expenditure regimes are closely associated. Using cluster analysis, the author highlights historical legacies … Continue reading

Thursday, 2 June 2016 · Leave a comment

The Continuing Enigmas of Social Policy

Ben Fine – This paper examines critically what has been one of the most successful intellectual contributions to the neoliberal period, Esping-Andersen’s Welfare Regimes Approach (WRA) to comparative social policy. … Continue reading

Sunday, 13 July 2014 · Leave a comment