Governance, Globalization and Public Policy (Google eBook)

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Patricia Kennett
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2008 - Political Science - 265 pages
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Governance, Globalization and Public Policy is concerned with exploring the nature of the policy arena in the context of globalization and the reconstitution of the state. The contributors to this book seek to broaden, extend and integrate theoretical, conceptual and substantive policy debates. The book begins by exploring the concepts and perspectives associated with globalization and governance, the relationship between them and the repercussions for public policy and the state. It also considers developments at the global and regional levels and the implications of the emergence of new regulatory regimes in the context of liberalization and privatization. The focus then turns to a broad range of substantive areas of public policy such as human rights, health and health care, housing markets, poverty, security and counter-terrorism. Together the chapters provide a thorough, integrated insight into the relationship between global processes, governance and public policy across a range of policy domains. Providing a comprehensive analysis of patterns and processes of governance in specific areas of public policy, this book will be of great interest to students undertaking programmes in social policy, social administration, public policy and political science, as well as researchers and academics concerned with the policymaking process.
  

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Contents

governance the state and public policy in a global age
3
2 Economism and public policy
19
international and national dimensions
35
the primacy of competitiveness
56
5 Developmental states and global neoliberalism
77
PART II
105
6 International law and human rights in the context of globalization
107
7 Poverty policy and the politics of competiveness
131
8 Globalization governance and health
151
9 Globalization governance and the housing market
173
10 The rise of nonstate actors in security governance
198
11 Globalization governance and the UKs domestic war on terror
218
Index
245
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