Title : Welfare State Development in Developing Nations: The Relationship Between Organized Labour and International Organizations

Authors : Md. Mahmudur Rahman Bhuiyan

Abstract : This article examines welfare state development and welfare programming in the least-developed nations using the frameworks of power resources theory and world society theory. Power resources theory emphasises the role of organised labour in social policy reforms and distributional decisions, while world society theory focuses on the role of international organisations in welfare programming in developing nations. Through a case study focusing on Bangladesh, this article examines the relative importance of labour movement and international organisations in shaping social welfare policies and programmes in developing nations. While the study finds both theories relevant and useful in the context of developing nations, it suggests that international organisations are less likely to compensate for a weak labour movement in promoting labour rights and policy reforms that are friendly to the working class in those nations.

Journal : Global Labour Journal Volume : 8 Year : 2017 Issue : 3
Pages : 182-199 City : Edition : Editors :
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