Social protection responses by states and international organisations to the COVID-19 crisis in the global South: Stopgap or new departure?

Leisering L (2021)
Global Social Policy: 14680181211029089.

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Abstract / Bemerkung
Macro events like the Great Depression in the 1930s and the Second World War have triggered new departures in social policy. What about the COVID-19 pandemic and the attendant socio-economic crisis? This article analyses the social protection measures taken by governments in the global South in response to the crisis, the social protection concepts developed by international organisations, and the overall strategies of the organisations in view of future shocks. The finding is that while the measures taken by governments expectedly have just been stopgap measures of a transitory nature, international organisations are aspiring to future-oriented policies and present a range of concepts for the time after the crisis. However, these are old concepts from pre-COVID-19 times, and the main strategy is to expand rather than reform the old models, even though the international organisations themselves identify new forms of poverty and structural inequalities. Moreover, the organisations do not provide conclusive evidence of their strategy's viability; the strategy rather reflects a belief in social progress. All in all, the crisis has hardly been used as a window of opportunity for generating new ideas of social protection. Rather, the crisis has revealed the flimsy nature of widespread thinking about building social protection in the global South. Conceptually, the article draws on world society theory, conceiving of the pandemic as a global macro event.
Stichworte
COVID-19; international organisations; social cash transfers; social; protection; world society
Erscheinungsjahr
2021
Zeitschriftentitel
Global Social Policy
Art.-Nr.
14680181211029089
ISSN
1468-0181
eISSN
1741-2803
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2957027

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Leisering L. Social protection responses by states and international organisations to the COVID-19 crisis in the global South: Stopgap or new departure? Global Social Policy. 2021: 14680181211029089.
Leisering, L. (2021). Social protection responses by states and international organisations to the COVID-19 crisis in the global South: Stopgap or new departure? Global Social Policy, 14680181211029089. https://doi.org/10.1177/14680181211029089
Leisering, L. (2021). Social protection responses by states and international organisations to the COVID-19 crisis in the global South: Stopgap or new departure? Global Social Policy:14680181211029089.
Leisering, L., 2021. Social protection responses by states and international organisations to the COVID-19 crisis in the global South: Stopgap or new departure? Global Social Policy, : 14680181211029089.
L. Leisering, “Social protection responses by states and international organisations to the COVID-19 crisis in the global South: Stopgap or new departure?”, Global Social Policy, 2021, : 14680181211029089.
Leisering, L.: Social protection responses by states and international organisations to the COVID-19 crisis in the global South: Stopgap or new departure? Global Social Policy. : 14680181211029089 (2021).
Leisering, Lutz. “Social protection responses by states and international organisations to the COVID-19 crisis in the global South: Stopgap or new departure?”. Global Social Policy (2021): 14680181211029089.

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