A Historical Analysis of Poverty Alleviation and the Changing Role of Local Governments in that Process

Zuhal Önez Çetin

Abstract


The world has witnessed a transformation process associated with the drastic changes, with opening up new challenges for humanity. Poverty, as a global problem, occupies the first place among the clusters and challenges of threats within those transformations. At that study, poverty alleviation process in capitalist formations have been analysed with the launch of poverty phenomenon by capitalism. The first objective of the study is the examination of the poverty alleviation initiatives at prior to welfare state period, welfare state golden age period and neo-liberal periods. In this respect, each period’s poverty dynamic, fundamental poverty related formations and institutions have been analysed. The second objective of the study is the detailed examination of the local governments’ poverty alleviation initiatives at prior to welfare state period, welfare state golden age period and neo-liberal periods. In this context, the changing role of the local governments at poverty alleviation is critically analysed.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n5p41


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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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