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Social Policy and the Commonwealth : Prospects for Social Inclusion - Catherine Jones Finer

Social Policy and the Commonwealth

Prospects for Social Inclusion

By: Catherine Jones Finer (Editor), Paul Smyth (Editor)

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This book offers unprecedented insights into both the workings of the Commonwealth and into the contrasting experiences of member states within it, with regard to social exclusion. Chapters on British social policy tradition and on concepts of social inclusion/exclusion, preface a series of case studies illustrative of different member states' experiences to date. The book concludes by re examining the Commonwealth per se, with reference to its own problems of development and, nevertheless, its social policy development potential for the future. PATRICIA HARRIS is Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, and Director of the Centre for Social and Community Research at Murdoch University, Australia BARBARA HARRISS-WHITE is Professor of Development Studies and Deputy Directory of Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University, UK LAKSIRI JAYASURIYA is Emeritus Professor and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the School of Social and Cultural Studies, University of Western Australia, Australia JAMES LEE is Associate Professor at the City University of Hong Kong, China W.D AVID MCINTYRE is Emeritus Professor at the Macmillan Brown Centre of Pacific Studies at the University of Christchurch, New Zealand JAMES MIDGLEY is Harry and Riva Specht Professor of Public Social Services and Dean of the School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley, USA JOY MONCRIEFFE completed her PhD on Jamaican health policy administration at the University of Cambridge LEILA PATEL is Professor of Social Development Studies and Chairperson of the Department of Social Work at the Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg, South Africa MORENA J. RANKOPO is a Social Work Lecturer at the University of Botswana, Botswana TAN ERN SER is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore, Singapore MALCOLM J. STEWART is in the Department of Social Work, University of Toronto, Canada SUSAN ST JOHN is Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Auckland, New Zealand, and a Social Policy Advisor and Consultant SOUCHOU YAO teaches Anthropology in the University of Sydney, Australia

List of Tablesp. vii
List of Boxesp. viii
List of Figuresp. ix
Prefacep. x
Acknowledgementsp. xii
List of Acronymsp. xiii
Notes on Contributorsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Introductory Overview
British Social Policy Tradition in Relation to Empire and Commonwealthp. 11
Social Inclusion Globalisation and the Commonwealthp. 29
National Case Studies
The Paradox of Exclusion/Inclusion in Jamaicap. 51
Three Decades of Community Development in Botswana: Is There Social Inclusion?p. 68
Social Welfare and Social Development in South Africa: Reshaping the Colonial and Apartheid Legacy for a Global Erap. 81
Socially Inclusive Social Security in Rural Tamil Nadu, Indiap. 94
Social Policy and the Sri Lankan Welfare State: The British Colonial Legacyp. 109
Balancing State Welfarism and Individual Responsibility: Singapore's CPF Modelp. 125
After The Malay Dilemma: Colonial Heritage and Ethnic Exclusion in Malaysiap. 138
The Tyranny of Home Ownership: Housing Policy and Social Exclusion in Colonial and Post-Colonial Hong Kongp. 151
The British Social Policy Legacy and the 'Australian Way'p. 167
Redesigning the Welfare State in New Zealandp. 181
Canada, Social Inclusion and the Commonwealthp. 197
The Commonwealth as a Transnational Institution
The Commonwealth and Social Inclusionp. 215
Prospects for a Commonwealth Futurep. 236
Name Indexp. 243
Subject Indexp. 244
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ISBN: 9781403921666
ISBN-10: 1403921660
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 247
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1