This series is designed to address issues of importance to the World Bank's Social Development Strategy, which aims to empower people by transforming institutions to make them more inclusive, responsible, and accountable, and transforming subjects and beneficiaries into citizens with rights and responsibilities. Titles in this series undergo internal and external review under the management of the World Bank Social Development unit.
(World Bank, Washington, DC, 2008)
Bebbington, Anthony J.; Dani, Anis A.; de Haan, Arjan; Walton, Michael
Inequalities and development:
dysfunctions, traps, and transitions by Anthony J.
Bebbington, Anis A. Dani, Arjan de Haan, and Michael Walton.
Asset inequality and agricultural growth: how are patterns
of asset inequality established and reproduced? By Rachel
Sabates. Beneath the categories: power relations and
inequalities in Uganda by Joy M. Moncrieffe. Inequalities
within India's poorest regions: why do the same
institutions work differently in different places? By Arjan
de Haan. Indigenous political voice and the struggle for
recognition in Ecuador and Bolivia by Jose Antonio Lucero.
Cash transfers for older people reduce poverty and
inequality by Armando Barrientos. Mineral wealth, conflict,
and equitable development by Michael L. Ross. Spain:
development, democracy, and equity by Carles Boix.
(Washington, DC : World Bank, 2008)
Dani, Anis A.; de Haan, Arjan
This series New Frontiers of Social
Policy aims to promote social development through systematic
attention to the underlying social context and the social
outcomes of development interventions and public policy. It
compels the reader to think of social policy in terms of
increasing access to productive assets, infrastructure, and
goods and services; strengthening governance and
accountability; enabling the rights and obligations of
citizens to promote equitable access to development
opportunities; and managing the social dimensions of
conflict, natural disasters, and climate change. It
recognizes the central role of social policy in ensuring
that development policies and programs are sustainable. This
book series has been conceived and produced for the broader
development community, rather than for social policy
specialists alone. This book places particular emphasis on,
and attempts to overcome, the underlying causes of
structural inequalities whereby social groups based on
ethnicity, race, tribe, gender, or cultural differences are
systematically disadvantaged compared with other groups with
which they coexist. These inequalities prevent many
developing countries from realizing their full potential and
may undermine the sustainability of development outcomes.