Decolonizing Social Policy: Challenging the Western Welfare State through a Racial Capitalism Perspective on Migratory Movements


Author(s): Mosleh Dima*

This article delves into the critical examination of the Western welfare state through the lens of decolonization and racial capitalism in the context of migratory movements. The Western welfare state, established during periods of colonial expansion, has perpetuated inequalities and exclusions, particularly affecting migrant communities. Through a racial capitalism perspective, we explore the inherent linkages between capitalism and racial discrimination that have shaped social policies and their impact on migrant populations. By interrogating Eurocentric perspectives and assimilation policies, we aim to understand the marginalization and economic exploitation faced by migrant communities within the welfare state. Decolonizing social policy involves reimagining solidarity, embracing intersectionality, and resisting neoliberal co-optation. Engaging in decolonial praxis and promoting global solidarity can pave the way for transformative possibilities, leading to a just and inclusive future where the Western welfare state empowers marginalized communities and acknowledges the richness of diversity. This article seeks to highlight the urgency of decolonizing social policy and confronting racial capitalism to create more equitable social systems and promote social justice for all those affected by migratory movements.


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