Social Policy In Sub-Saharan African Context: In Search of Inclusive Development

Hardcover | August 15, 2007

EditorJìmí Adésínà

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This volume reviews Africa's past experiences of social policy, with an eye on the future. Contributions examine a range of social policy issues around healthcare, education, the labour market and social welfare, and highlight important conceptual and policy issues for rebuilding Africa. What stands out from these studies is how well the post-colonial nationalist leaders understood the positive links between social policy and economic development, and the significance of economic and social policy for nation building.

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This volume reviews Africa's past experiences of social policy, with an eye on the future. Contributions examine a range of social policy issues around healthcare, education, the labour market and social welfare, and highlight important conceptual and policy issues for rebuilding Africa. What stands out from these studies is how well t...

JÌMÍ ADÉSÍNÀ is Professor of Sociology at Rhodes University, South Africa. He received his education at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and the University of Warwick, UK, where he obtained his PhD. His teaching and research interests include labour and development studies, social theory, methodology, and social policy.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:258 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:August 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230520839

ISBN - 13:9780230520837

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List of Tables * List of Figures * Foreword * Preface * List of Abbreviations and Acronyms * Notes on Contributors * Social Policy and the Quest for Inclusive Development: Introduction--J.Adésínà * Ruling Ideas and Social Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Assessment of Nationalist, Keynesian and Neoliberal Paradigms--A.G.Garba * Social Policy and Development in East Africa: The Case of Education and Labour Market Policies--C.S.L.Chachage * Education, Employment and Development in Southern Africa: The Role of Social Policy in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe--F.T.Hendricks * Social Policy and the Challenge of Development in Nigeria and Ghana: The Cases of Education and Labour Market Policies--B.Udegbe * The Role of Social Policy in Development: Health, Water and Sanitation in East Africa--R.Atieno & A.Ouma Shem * The Socio-Political Structure of Accumulation and Social Policy in Southern Africa--P.Bond * Social Policy in the Development Context: Water, Health and Sanitation in Ghana and Nigeria--O.Obono