Old and New Challenges for Welfare Regimes: A Global Perspective



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Cruz Martínez, Gibrán and Bernales-Baksai, Pamela (2022) Old and New Challenges for Welfare Regimes: A Global Perspective. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 42 (1/2). pp. 1-6. ISSN 0144-333X

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSSP-03-2022-545


This paper presents an introduction to the special issue titled “Old and New Challenges for Welfare Regimes: A Global Perspective”

The authors of the special issue combine case studies and comparative analysis across America, Asia, Africa and Europe. The authors were invited to develop their studies with a focus on one or more of three axes: (1) Institutional and governance challenges surrounding the implementation and expansion of social welfare programs; (2) State of the art and diversity across emerging welfare states; (3) Challenges associated with migration and demographic pressures.

Articles in this special issue contribute to our understanding of recent challenges and transformations of welfare regimes, with special attention to the following policy areas: youth-emancipation, the reduction of poverty and income inequality, social protection and taxation, the role of historical institutionalism to better understand social policy implementation and expansion, the lack of transformative social protection in ‘New Right’ governments, determinants of social equality and the transformative effect of migration into welfare states.

To our knowledge, the existing publications on transformations and challenges of welfare regimes are still very much centered around a Western-European context. The global perspective and diversity of policy areas covered aims to shed light on the important lessons and policy implications from less traditional welfare states

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:social policy; welfare state; welfare regimes; Global South; governance; migration
Subjects:Social sciences > Social service > Social policy
ID Code:71263
Deposited On:21 Mar 2022 11:07
Last Modified:21 Mar 2022 11:13

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