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Social Policy IN THE AFRICAN CONTEXT

 Author: South African Research Chair in Social Policy  Category: Books (Others), Books at the Centre  Publisher: CODESRIA, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa  Published: March 2, 2024
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The ‘counter-revolution’ in Development Economics in the 1980s fundamentally altered the way the state ‘thinks’, which is evident in the state’s retrenchment and reconstitution of the state’s relationship to its citizens. The combination of deflationary macroeconomic policies and a residual approach to social policy, broadly, and social provisioning, more specifically, fundamentally altered the post-colonial trajectory of public policy in Africa. Despite the neoliberal ascendance that nurtured the more residual direction of social policy, the contention for an alternative vision of social policy remained and advanced with vigour.

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