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Retrenchment of Social Policy by Other Means : A Comparison of Agricultural and Housing Policy in Turkey

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Dorlach, Tim:
Retrenchment of Social Policy by Other Means : A Comparison of Agricultural and Housing Policy in Turkey.
In: Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice. Vol. 21 (2019) Issue 3 . - pp. 270-286.
ISSN 1572-5448
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13876988.2018.1466856

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In many low- and middle-income countries, conventional welfare state institutions provide social protection only for the formally employed. In contrast, the rural and urban poor are often protected by “social policy by other means”. Based on a comparative analysis of two major unconventional welfare programs in Turkey, agricultural state support and access to squatter housing, this article explains retrenchment of social policy by other means. Agricultural retrenchment was the result of coercive policy transfer from international organizations in a post-crisis context, while the retrenchment of squatter housing was driven by domestic political entrepreneurs responding to decreases in the availability of urban land and the number of informal squatters. In both cases, retrenchment became politically sustainable due to functional replacement with more conventional welfare programs. This analysis challenges the narrow focus of mainstream welfare state research, provides an explanation of retrenchment of social policy by other means, and enhances our understanding of Turkey’s uneven welfare state development.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: comparative social policy; agriculture; squatter housing; retrenchment; Turkey
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition and Health > Junior Professor Global Nutrition and Health Policy > Junior Professor Global Nutrition and Health Policy - Juniorprof. Tim Dorlach Ph.D.
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2022 08:54
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2022 08:54
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/71325