Scholar Series Lecture: Building the Welfare Mix, or Sidelining the State?


Feb. 22, 2017, 1pm to 2pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location



Scholar Series Presented by Dr. David Lewis, from the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics & Political Science

Although a major topic within international development studies since the 1980s, the subject of NGOs (or 'nonprofit organizations' or 'third sector') in developing countries has only recently begun to interest social policy researchers. The study of social policy has been dominated by a state-centered approach, focused on industrialized countries, and has usually underplayed the roles of non-governmental actors. NGOs play increasingly important roles in relation to sector policy, redistribution and rights, social issues, and welfare regime theory, thereby raising critical questions about the centrality of the state in organizing provision.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

School of Social Work
Roel Brosius

External Sponsor

College of Urban Affairs and the School or Social Work