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Roundtable discussion and book launch The Quest for Universal Social Policy in the South: Actors, Ideas and Architectures
The Quest for Universal Social Policy in the South: Actors, Ideas and Architectures by Juliana Martínez Franzoni (University of Costa Rica) and Diego Sánchez-Ancochea (ODID and LAC, University of Oxford) was published in November 2016 by Cambridge University Press.
The book will be launced with a roundtable discussion featuring Armando Barrientos (University of Manchester), Maxine Molyneux (University College London), David Doyle (DPIR, Oxford) and Diego Sanchez Ancochea.
Find out more about the book here.
Juliana Martínez Franzoni is Professor at the University of Costa Rica (Institute for Social Research). Diego Sánchez-Ancochea is Director of the Latin American Centre (University of Oxford) as well as Associate Professor in the Political Economy of Latin America at the Oxford Department of International Development and Fellow of St Antony’s College.
Armando Barrientos is Professor of Poverty and Social Justice at the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester in the UK. His research focuses on the linkages existing between welfare programmes and labour markets in developing countries, and on policies addressing poverty and population ageing. His most recent books are ‘Social Protection for the Poor and Poorest’ (2008, edited with D. Hulme, Palgrave); ‘Just Give Money to the Poor’ (2010, with J. Hanlon and D. Hulme, Kumarian Press); ‘Demographics, Employment and Old Age Security: Emerging Trends and Challenges in South Asia’ (2010, edited with Moneer Alam, MacMillan), and ‘Social Assistance in Developing Countries’ (2013, Cambridge University Press).
Maxine Molyneux is Professor of Sociology at UCL, with previous posts at the School of Advanced Study (SAS), Birkbeck and Essex. She served as Director of the Institute of the Americas at the SAS from 2008, then moved to UCL as founding Director of the UCL Institute of the Americas at University College London in 2012, serving in that capacity until 2014. She has written widely in the fields of political sociology, gender studies and development policy, and has authored books on Latin America, Ethiopia and South Yemen. She was recently Research Director of multi-country investigations into social protection including the DFID-funded 5 country ODI project Transforming Cash Transfers . Her latest publication is the Special Issue of the Journal of Development Studies ‘Can Cash Transfers have Transformative Effects’ (July 2016). Maxine is the Editor of the Palgrave/Springer Series Studies of the Americas.