NSU Research Contributions
Title : Welfare State Programming in the Least Developed Nations: In Search of a Conceptual Framework
Authors : Md. Mahmudur Rahman Bhuiyan
Abstract : While the welfare state is a phenomenon in the developed world, welfare state programming is not unique to the developed nations. Nations in the developing world possess and operate diverse forms of welfare state programs. However, the ways in which those programs are initiated, designed, financed, and administered largely differ from the practices in the developed world. A good number of theories and models are employed to understand and explain welfare state programs in the developed nations. How may we understand welfare state programs in the least developed nations? To what extent are the Western welfare state theories and models useful in this regard? Based on a case study of Bangladesh, a least developed nation, this article problematizes the dominant welfare state literature. It identifies nine unique features of welfare state programs in the least developed nations which limit automatic fit of mainstream welfare state theories and models in the contexts of those nations. The article also sheds lights on how the mainstream welfare state theories and models could be adjusted to incorporate developing nations in welfare state analysis.
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