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Global Social Policy and Governance



March 2007 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`This primer on the global politics of social policy … is essential reading for students as well as others seriously interested in improving the human condition. Nuanced and critical, Deacon's book offers a much needed and constructive guide to the complex supra-national debates over rights, regulation and redistribution impinging on social welfare all over the world' - Jomo K.S., United Nations Assistant, Secretary-General for Economic Development

`This book is very timely and addresses many issues that are en vogue at the moment. It relates social policy studies to other fields such as global governance and development studies and thus opens up new discussions in the subject area' - Dr Antje Vetterlein, University of Oxford

Global Social Policy and Governance offers an authoritative understanding of the way social policies at national and supra-national level are shaped in the context of globalisation. The book:

" evaluates national social policies advanced by international organisations.

" examines policies addressing global social redistribution, regulation and rights.

" highlights the roles of global actors, including INGOs, consultants, think tanks, task forces and global policy advocacy coalitions.

" explores the political obstacles to reforms in global social governance,

" outlines the growing importance of global social movements.

" presents arguments for more effective global and regional social policies.

" is illustrated by case studies, further reading sections and a glossary.

Global Social Policy and Governance will be an essential text for students of social policy, development studies and international relations. It will also be invaluable reading for those shaping social policies in international organisations and those in social movements seeking to influence them.

Bob Deacon is Professor of International Social Policy at the University of Sheffield.

 
The International and Global Dimensions of Social Policy
 
The Social Policy of the World Bank
 
The Social Policy of the IMF, WTO and OECD
 
The Social Policy of the UN and Its Social Agencies
 
The Social Policy of International Non-State Actors
 
Global Redistribution, Regulation and Rights
 
The Governance of Global and Regional Social Policy
 
Conclusions and Implications for the Analysis and Future of Social Policy Nationally and Globally

`This primer on the global politics of social policy reflects at least a decade of close monitoring and research. It is essential reading for advanced students as well as all others seriously interested in improving the human condition. Nuanced and critical, Deacon's book offers a much needed and constructive guide to the complex supernational debates over rights, regulation and redistribution impinging on social welfare all over the world' - Jomo K.S., United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development

`This book is very timely and addresses many issues that are en vogue at the moment. It relates social policy studies to other fields such as global governance and development studies and thus opens up new discussions in the subject area' - Dr Antje Vetterlein, University of Oxford


A great book which gives precious insights in the global social policy and governance. Thanks for the great service!

Mr Wolfgang Gruber
Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna
March 19, 2013

Great structure to covering the most important areas of global social policy. Very important book.

Mrs Courtney Vegelin
International Public Management, The Hague University
November 15, 2010

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