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Exporting social policy from Latin America to the Philippines: Securitisation, neoliberalism and multilateral mediation of poverty policies

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posted on 2013-07-01, 00:00 authored by Benjamin Reid
Recent years have seen an increased acceptance of social transfers as part of renewed efforts at poverty alleviation policies based on social risk management. There has been an instance in the use and promotion of conditional cash transfer (CCT) policies by multilateral development agencies (MDAs). One case is the Philippines. The ideational basis of CCTs can be traced to the influence of neostructuralism in Latin America. One facet of this was an attempt to reconcile neoliberal strategies of development with aspirations for guaranteed minimum incomes. The adoption of CCTs was mediated by MDA s that further reduced the modest concessions to poor people's rights implicit in Latin American programs. The Philippines demonstrates that MDAs have promoted a more heavily securitised and compliance-focused versions of CCTs that was derived the Colombian security state. Although small grants are welcomed by poor households, they have acted to further enforce state control while maintaining a neoliberal policy focus.

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International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy Fourth Annual Conference in Political Economy “Political Economy, Activism and Alternative Economic Strategies”

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1 - 34

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International Initiative for the Promotion of Political Economy

Location

Netherlands

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London, United Kingdom

Start date

2013-07-09

End date

2013-07-11

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eng

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E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

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[2013 IIPPE]

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IIPPE 2013: Political Economy, Activism and Alternative Economic Strategies: Proceedings of the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy: Fourth Annual Conference in Political Economy: Proceedings of the Political Economy, Activism and Alternative Economic Strategies 2013 Conference

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