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Erika K. Gubrium, Sony Pellissery, and Ivar Lødemel

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447308713

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447308713.001.0001

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Towards global principles for dignity-based anti-poverty policies

Towards global principles for dignity-based anti-poverty policies

(p.199) Ten Towards global principles for dignity-based anti-poverty policies
The shame of it

Erika K. Gubrium

Ivar Lødemel

Policy Press

This concluding chapter consists of three sections, each devoted to issues that were introduced earlier. First, we will demonstrate how the emergent themes are strongly supported by the interplay of the poverty/shame nexus and policy across the settings investigated. Second, we discuss the promise offered by ILO Recommendation 202 (2012), whose signatory countries have agreed to provide a nationally defined minimum of income for its people in the form of a Social Protection Floor. Among its 185 signatory nations, the Recommendation was signed by the seven in focus here. Its focus on social aspects of vulnerability offers a means for addressing the issues of dignity and shame. Pointing further to the future, the third section presents the possible application of relevant principles within the Recommendation. While the similarities in experiences are striking, so are also the differences in the economic-, political- and policy context of the nations covered in this volume. Our evidence therefore warns against any effort to make “one-size-fits-all” policy recommendations. Instead, we develop a rubric consisting of general recommendations that may later be used in the development of new- and the reform of existing policies in these very different settings.

Keywords:   Conclusions, ILO Recommendation 202, Social protection floors, Best practices

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