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Statecraft, Welfare and the Politics of Inclusion
 
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Statecraft, Welfare and the Politics of Inclusion
 
 
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12 Apr 2006
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Novel and innovative welfare strategies, which are often linked to policies promoted by supra-national agencies such as the World Bank, the OECD and the EU, have heralded the emergence of a new social policy climate in countries as diverse as Korea, Brazil, the UK and Thailand. Is this the end of neo-liberalism, or merely crocodile tears? Jayasuriya argues that neither is the case, and that these forms of welfare governance provide a logic and rationale for the social policy agenda distinctive of the neo-liberal market model. This amounts to socialization of the neo-liberal model with its own distinctive political language and institutions, and is likely to be the distinctive feature in the global political arena. The book locates this social politics within the transformation of the older 'idea of welfare', marking a shift from social democratic notions of social protection, to welfare as economic participation and inclusion.


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Novel and innovative welfare strategies, which are often linked to policies promoted by supra-national agencies such as the World Bank, the OECD and the EU, have heralded the emergence of a new social policy climate in countries as diverse as Korea, Brazil, the UK and Thailand. Is this the end of neo-liberalism, or merely crocodile tears? Jayasuriya argues that neither is the case, and that these forms of welfare governance provide a logic and rationale for the social policy agenda distinctive of the neo-liberal market model. This amounts to socialization of the neo-liberal model with its own distinctive political language and institutions, and is likely to be the distinctive feature in the global political arena. The book locates this social politics within the transformation of the older 'idea of welfare', marking a shift from social democratic notions of social protection, to welfare as economic participation and inclusion.


Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Economic Constitutionalism and Social Inclusion: Transforming Liberalism
Capability, Freedom and the Third Way
The Illiberal Politics of Neo Liberal Welfare Contractualism
Contractualism and Transnational Welfare Governance
The New Regulatory State and the Social Market in Korea
Statecraft and Social Contracts: A Populist Market Citizenship in Thailand
The New Politics of Inclusion
Notes
References
Index


Authors

KANISHKA JAYASURIYA is Principal Senior Research Fellow at the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Australia. He is author of Reconstituting the Global Liberal Order: Legitimacy and Regulation.