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Global Social Policy and Governance by Bob Deacon
  

Global Social Policy and Governance

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Global Social Policy and Governance by Bob Deacon

`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.

Reviews

`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


About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

27th March 2007

Author

Bob Deacon

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Hardback
240 pages

Categories

Social issues & processes
Central government policies

ISBN

9781412907613

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