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  • Social protection is for many international organizations a state’s affair.1 While the state definitely plays an important role, the state is by far not the only actor and there is no predefined institutional arrangement of how social protection should be implemented. An exclusive focus on the state would therefore be short-sighted when assessing and comparing the performance of social protection systems. It is hence important to understand the mix of actors involved, the type of contribution they can make to social protection and their modes of cooperation. This contribution will therefore first sketch out the role and interplay of the main actors in social protection and then challenge some of the common assumptions made around how roles are best allocated in the social protection system concerning the providers of informal social protection, the private sector, civil society organizations (CSO) as well as international actors.

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Document Type:Part of a Book
Author:Esther Schüring, Nicola Wiebe
Parent Title (English):Schüring, Loewe (Eds.): Handbook on Social Protection Systems
Number of pages:16
First Page:173
Last Page:188
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing
Place of publication:Cheltenham, UK
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Date of first publication:2021/08/10
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Sozialpolitik und Soziale Sicherung
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):3 Sozialwissenschaften / 36 Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste / 361 Soziale Probleme und Sozialhilfe im Allgemeinen
Entry in this database:2021/08/20
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International