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IDS Bulletin Vol. 42 Nos. 6

(Re)distribution and Growth: What is the Role of Social Protection?

Published on 7 November 2011

Considerations of social justice, as opposed to growth, must provide the linchpin of a social protection agenda because the chronically vulnerable and poor are typically in their predicament because of institutionalised patterns of disadvantage.

Furthermore, if the primary purpose of social protection programming is to transform the lives of large numbers of vulnerable people, only a radical agenda based on considerations of (re)distribution, recognition and representation will suffice, precisely because resource transfers alone (including provision of assets or jobs) will not be able to transform the terms of engagement upon which the vulnerable and poor interface with society.

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Sabates-Wheeler, R. and Koehler, G. (2011) (Re)distribution and Growth: What is the Role of Social Protection?. IDS Bulletin 42(6): 86-88

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Rachel Sabates-Wheeler

Rural Futures Cluster Lead

Gabriele Koehler

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