The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) proclaimed the equality of all human beings in dignity and rights. The right to social security, however, has been taken more seriously only since the 2000s, through calls for 'Social security for all' and 'Leaving no one behind'. The book investigates a major response, social cash transfers to the poor. The idea of simply giving money to the poor had been rejected by all major development organizations until the 1990s, but since the early 2000s, social cash transfers have mushroomed in the global South and on agendas of international organizations.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Making Sense of a Quiet Revolution: The Global Rise of Social Assistance Part I. Theories and Concepts 2. Theorizing Social Policy in Development Contexts: A Recognition Approach 3. Basic Social Security: From Poor Relief to Social Assistance to Social Cash Transfers Part II. Mapping the Global Rise of Social Cash Transfers 4. Models of Social Cash Transfers: Policy Proposals by International Organizationsi 5. Social Cash Transfers in the Global South: An Entitlement Revolution 6. Case Study: Social Pensions in the Global South / Tobias Böger Part III. Explaining the Global Rise of Social Cash Transfers 7. Changing Global Discourses: New Reasons for Social Security 8. National and International Drivers of the Spread of Social Cash Transfers Part IV. Social Cash Transfers: Past, Present, and Future 9. Social Cash Transfers: Past and Present 10. Towards a Theory of Social Assistance 11. The Quest for Universalism.
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Print vesion : Leisering, Lutz. Global rise of social cash transfers. Firt edition. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019