Social Protection for the Poor and Poorest

Concepts, Policies and Politics

  • Armando Barrientos
  • David Hulme

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Development book series (PSD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Armando Barrientos, David Hulme
      Pages 3-24
  3. Conceptual Frameworks for Social Protection: Risks, Needs and Rights

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Stefan Dercon, Tessa Bold, Cesar Calvo
      Pages 47-63
    3. Rachel Sabates-Wheeler, Stephen Devereux
      Pages 64-84
    4. Michael R. Carter, Peter D. Little, Tewodaj Mogues, Workneh Negatu
      Pages 85-118
  4. What Policies Work for the Poorest?

  5. The Politics and Financing of Social Protection

About this book


Social protection is fast becoming an important theme in development policy. This book examines the political processes shaping social protection policies; compares the key conceptual frameworks available for analyzing social protection; and provides a comparative discussion on social protection policies focused on the poor and the poorest.


AIDS development learning modeling politics poverty social justice

Editors and affiliations

  • Armando Barrientos
    • 1
  • David Hulme
    • 1
  1. 1.Brooks World Poverty InstituteUniversity of ManchesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-230-27358-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-58309-2
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