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Development and Social Policy

The Win-Win Strategies of Developmental Social Policy, 1st Edition

Edited by Christian Aspalter, Kenny Teguh Pribadi


212 pages | 10 B/W Illus.

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In recent years, government and policymakers around the world have shifted their attention away from money-oriented, supply-side economics to institutional economics and people-oriented social and economic development. Issues such as poverty reduction, win-win solutions and strategies in social policy and their implementation, universalization, and a variety of new large-scale conditional cash transfers programs have become ever-present in the global discussion about development and social policy.

This book provides win-win strategies for social policies on the ground, as developed and put forward by the normative theoretical paradigm of Developmental Social Policy (DSP). Taking the state-of-the-art general development theory as a starting point of reference and discussion, it goes on to discuss in detail the key win-win strategies that form the basis and core of the DSP paradigm. It examines key related issues such as the performance of provident fund systems, the performance of conditional cash transfer systems (especially their elements that are based on asset- and means-testing), universalism and extension in social security provision in the context of especially developing countries, and "non-economically targeted" social welfare benefits and services.

Providing fully-fledged theoretical guidance paired with key social policy strategies and solutions, it will be highly valuable for students and scholars of social policy, development studies, and Asia Pacific studies.

Table of Contents

PART I: Introductory Part 1. Introduction Christian Aspalter and Kenny Teguh Pribadi PART II: Theoretical Part 2. General Theories of Development Economics Anis Chowdhury3. Developmental Social Policy: Theory and Implementation James Midgley and Christian Aspalter PART III: In-Depth Case Studies 4. Evaluating Conditional Cash Transfer Systems: The Case of Latin America and the Caribbean Christian Aspalter5. Geography Targeting and Poverty Reduction: The Case of Thailand Amornsak Kitthananan6. Evaluating the Performance of Provident Fund Systems: The Case of Singapore Christian Aspalter7. Universalization of Social Security Systems: The Case of China Bingqin Li8. The Extension of Social Security Systems: The Case of Indonesia Kenny Teguh Pribadi PART IV: Concluding Part 9. Development and Social Policy: A Way Forward for Developmental Social Policy Christian Aspalter

About the Editors

Christian Aspalter is Professor of Social Policy at Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College, China.


Kenny Teguh Pribadi is adjunct faculty at Catholic University of Soegijopranoto, Indonesia and former faculty at Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College, China, both in the field of economics.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Social Welfare in Asia

This series focuses on social welfare problems and solutions, practices and theories in all of Asia, relying on a strong and wide network of academic organizations and experts in social work and social policy. Including books on health care, old-age security, family and child welfare, gender and social welfare, social policy in general, social work in general, as well as more specialized topics like international disaster relief and long-term care services.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies