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Welfare Reform on the Web (March 2003): Welfare State - Overseas

GLOBALISATION, MEMORY AND WELFARE REGIMES IN TRANSITION: TOWARDS AN ANTHROPOLOGY OF TRANSNATIONAL POLICY TRANSFERS

P Stubbs

International Journal of Social Welfare, vol. 11, 2002, p.321-330

Article discusses the detail of transnational policy transfers and international consultancy advice in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Goes on to address a number of theoretical issues relating to the impact of globalisation on welfare regimes. Finally, outlines elements of an emerging anthropological research agenda which offers possibilities for promoting new democratic welfare regimes and envisions forms of access, voice and empowerment which much current transnational policy advice militates against.

THE NEW POVERTY STRATEGIES: WHAT HAVE THEY ACHIEVED? WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?

A Booth and P Mosley (eds)

Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, 2003

A collection of evaluative essays examining several dimensions of poverty and anti-poverty efforts, including change over time, intra-household relations and the influence of international economic policy. Attempts to reduce poverty in many areas have been hampered by inequality, civil conflict, institutional gaps and turbulence in the international financial system.

WHY WE NEED A NEW WELFARE STATE

G Esping-Andersen et al

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002

This book aims to promote a better understanding of the key welfare issues that will have to be faced in future years. It focuses on four areas:

  • the aged and transition to retirement;
  • the welfare issues related to profound changes in working life;
  • the new risks and needs that arise in households;
  • the challenges of creating gender equality.
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