Reshaping Social Policy to Combat Poverty and Inequality

Reshaping Social Policy to Combat Poverty and Inequality

Augustine Nduka Eneanya (University of Lagos, Nigeria)
Release Date: April, 2020|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 218|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0969-2
ISBN13: 9781799809692|ISBN10: 1799809692|EISBN13: 9781799809715|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799809708


The gap between various social classes occurs due to inequality in various social categories arising from lack of opportunities and exclusion from resource distribution due to various attributes of these societal classifications. The social problems of poverty and inequality created by economic uncertainty become a compelling force for states to introduce welfare programs.

Reshaping Social Policy to Combat Poverty and Inequality is a critical scholarly publication that delivers extensive coverage of policy practice and a unique emphasis on the broad issues and human dilemmas inherent in the pursuit of social justice. The book further explores how the economic fluctuations and political change interact with shifting social values to shape and re-shape social policies. Highlighting a range of topics such as economics, discrimination, and sustainable development, this book is essential for policymakers, academicians, researchers, social psychologists, sociologists, government officials, and students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Discrimination
  • Economics
  • Gender Inequality
  • Inequality
  • Pay Gap
  • Poverty Reduction
  • Social Exclusion
  • Social Policy
  • Sustainable Development
  • Wealth Inequality

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Augustine Nduka Eneanya (Ph.D.) is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, University of Lagos, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. He has worked in Public Sector for 16 years and private sector for 12 years and advanced to the post of General Manager. He also worked as the Managing Consultant of a Human Resources Consulting Firm in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a member of many professional associations, among which are America Society for Public Administration (ASPA), Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and Nigerian Institute of Management Consultants. He is the author of several books, and published scholarly papers in local and international journals. He was awarded “Distinguished Scholarship Award” by Zambia Society of Public Administration, Lusaka, Zambia on December 6, 2016.