New CROP Poverty Brief: Rebuild Developmental Welfare States
Professor Bob Deacon argues that the dominant discourse of poverty alleviation needs to give way to the global politics of welfare state rebuilding.
In this CROP Poverty Brief, Bob Deacon, Bob Deacon (Professor of International Social Policy, University of Sheffield, and Member of the Scientific Committee of CROP) argues for rebuilding developmental welfare states. He holds that for the past thirty years the dominant discourse in international development has been the global politics of poverty alleviation which focuses on the poor and seeks policies to lift them out of poverty, protect them from it or compensate them for it. This discourse, he says, needs to give way to the global politics of welfare state rebuilding focused on the alliances that need to be constructed between the poor and the non poor (especially the middle class) to rebuild bonds of solidarity nationally and internationally.
Find the brief on our Poverty Brief's page.