Global Social Policy: International Organizations and the Future of Welfare

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SAGE, Oct 27, 1997 - Social Science - 272 pages
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This accessible text looks at the impact of the globalization process on social policy. National social policy is increasingly determined by global economic competition and international organizations. Its substance is becoming more and more transnational and now has to be understood in terms of global social redistribution, social regulation, social provision and empowerment.

Global Social Policy examines trends in global inequity and summarizes the diverse experiences of different welfare regimes across the world. The authors review the social policies of international organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, UN Agencies and the European Union, and show them to be engaged in heated controversy regarding the future for welfare. They argue that this concealed global discourse needs to be brought into an accountable arena.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Globalism and the Study of Social Policy
1
Chapter 2 The State of the Worlds Welfare
28
Chapter 3 The Social Policy of Global Agencies
57
Chapter 4 International Organizations and the Making of PostCommunist Social Policy
91
Chapter 5 Non Governmental Organizations and Global Social Policy in Conditions of Conflict ...
153
Chapter 6 The Prospects for Global Social Policy
195
Bibliography
222
Index
245
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About the author (1997)

Bob Deacon is Professor of Social Policy, Director of the International Social Policy Research Unit (ISPRU) and manages the Globalism and Social Policy Programme (GASPP) which is based both in Finland and the UK. Michelle Hulse and Paul Stubbs are both research assistants with ISPRU.

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