Some basic welfare measures for combating poverty: lessons from a formerly poor country
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- Department of Sociology 
Poverty alleviation is mainly about redistribution of economic, social and politicalresources, and all forms of redistribution carry a built-in conflict potential.However, there are political and social means available to contain such conflicts.Some of these means are discussed through a presentation of the historical developmentof Norway from a poverty ridden country to a wealthy country whereredistributive measures dominate the economic and social life of a modern welfarestate.
In: Poverty and plenty: The Botswana Experience