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Understanding Global Social Policy

Author : Nicola Yeates
ISBN : 9781447310242
Genre : Social Science
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This book, written by an international team of leading social policy analysts, is the first student aimed textbook that comprehensively engages with the field of global social policy.
Category: Social Science

Global Social Policy In The Making

Author : Bob Deacon
ISBN : 9781447312345
Genre : Political Science
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This book by the world’s leading authority on global social policy examines why and how the Social Protection Floor became ILO, UN and G20 policy and how the World Bank and IMF took steps to lay its foundation.
Category: Political Science

Global Social Policy

Author : Kepa Artaraz
ISBN : 9781137388988
Genre : Political Science
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Social policy is a subject that helps develop our understanding of the meaning of human wellbeing, and of the systems by which wellbeing must be promoted. As a discipline, social policy has traditionally been blunted by a focus on the nation state; however, in this age of globalisation the most pressing challenges – such as climate change, ageing populations and flagging economies – serve as proof that, even at national level, social policy is now more heavily influenced by global factors than ever before. In this important and authoritative text, Kepa Artaraz and Michael Hill provide a richly detailed contribution to our understanding of the global forces shaping social problems today. Part One discusses the different approaches to social policy and explores the process of globalisation, looking particularly at its winners and losers and the implications it has for human well-being; Part Two examines more closely the key actors in global social policy – such as the market, the state and international organisations; and Part Three provides an opportunity to explore some specific key issues of global importance, such as employment and migration, demographic change and global poverty. Adding considerable momentum to the movement away from a reductionist, nationally focused study of the discipline, Global Social Policy opens up new and stimulating discussions and provides a fresh framework for the study of human well-being. Using policy examples from areas around the world to provide a truly international scope, it is an essential read for students studying at all levels.
Category: Political Science

Global Social Policy

Author : Bob Deacon
ISBN : 9781446265000
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

Global Social Policy And Governance

Author : Bob Deacon
ISBN : 9781848604636
Genre : Social Science
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`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.
Category: Social Science

Global Social Policy

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ISBN : UCSD:31822034854646
Genre : Globalization
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Category: Globalization

Actors And Agency In Global Social Governance

Author : Alexandra Kaasch
ISBN : 9780198743996
Genre : Globalization
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This collection advances our understanding of the global dimension of social policy. It first defines what global social governance means and how this concept relates to global social actors, their relations to each other and their influence in a specific policy field of social concern. Focusing on a broad array of individual and corporate actors, ranging from internationally operating intergovernmental organizations (such as the OECD, the World Bank or the ILO)to state formations (such as BRICS, G20, the EU) and civil society (such as NGOs, the media and individuals) the contributions to this volume draw a novel picture of agency in global social policy.
Category: Globalization

Reframing Global Social Policy

Author : Deeming, Christopher
ISBN : 9781447332497
Genre : Political Science
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Christopher Deeming and Paul Smyth, together with internationally renowned contributors, illustrate how the merging of ‘social investment’ and ‘inclusive growth and development’ agendas, together with the environmental imperative of ‘sustainability’, is forging an important new social policy framework and shaping a new global development agenda.
Category: Political Science

International Human Rights Social Policy Global

Author : McCann, Gerard
ISBN : 9781447349211
Genre : Political Science
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With international human rights under challenge, this book represents a comprehensive critique that adds a social policy perspective to recent political and legalistic analysis. Expert contributors draw on local and global examples to review constructs of universal rights and their impact on social policy and human welfare. With thorough analysis of their strengths, weaknesses and enforcement, it sets out their role in domestic and geopolitical affairs. For those with an interest in social policy, ethics, politics and international relations, this is an honest appraisal of both the concepts of international human rights and their realities.
Category: Political Science

Social Quality Looking For A Global Social Policy

Author : Peter Herrmann
ISBN : 9783941482043
Genre : Social Science
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Menschenrechtsdiskussionen, globale (Sozial-) Politik und die Bemühungen der UN für Menschliche Entwicklung ("Human Development") und Menschliche Sicherheit ("Human Security") geraten in zwei grundsätzliche "Sackgassen": Zum einen wird ein bestimmtes Mo-dell von existierenden "entwickelten Staaten", d.h. mit hoch entwickeltem Kapitalismus, als einziges Ideal vorgestellt, ohne dass andere fortschrittliche Modelle ernsthaft berücksichtigt werden. Eine mögliche denkbare Alternative ist höchstens die romantisierende Vorstellung einer "guten" Gesellschaft, welche sich in vielen Fällen auf eine Art naive "Güte" einer indi-genen Lebensweise bezieht. Zum anderen wird - nicht fern der erwähnten Alternativen - auf abstrakte Konzepte von Gerechtigkeit und Freiheit etc. hingewiesen, auf moralische Aussa-gen, die jedoch zur Trennung von systematischem sozioökonomischem ebenso wie politisch-rechtlichem Denken führen. Der vorliegende Band versucht, aus sozial-philosophischer Perspektive die politische Öko-nomie und das Sozialrecht zusammenzuführen, um ein Verständnis von allgemeiner Verant-wortlichkeit für soziale Qualität weltweit zu entwickeln. Besondere Beiträge sind eine Einfüh-rung in den theoretischen Ansatz der sozialen Qualität, ein Exkurs über islamische Gesell-schaften und ein Exkurs hinsichtlich asiatischer Sichtweisen. Das Buch "Social Quality - Looking for a Global Social Policy" mit dem Untertitel "Attemp-ting an Approximation to the Analysis of Distances of Social Systems" ist der zweite Band der Serie "Studien zu vergleichender Sozialpädagogik und internationaler Sozialarbeit und Sozialpolitik", welche eine Fortsetzung der fast gleichnamigen Serie ist, die von Franz Ham-burger beim Schäuble Verlag, Rheinfelden herausgegeben wurde. Die Serie thematisiert problemorientiert sozialpädagogischen Theorien und die Arbeit sozialer Strukturen im internatio-nalen Rahmen und Vergleich. Dabei wird die Serie als ein Forum für Diskussionen und Ver-öffentlichungen begriffen, die eine Lösung der Definitionsproblematik sozialer Professionen anstrebt, welche - so der methodische Ansatz - nur im kritischen Vergleich und im internati-onalen Austausch erfolgen kann.
Category: Social Science

The Global Social Policy Reader

Author : Yeates, Nicola
ISBN : 9781847423771
Genre : Political Science
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The global social policy reader collects together, for the first time, a comprehensive range of key papers by international leaders in the field from a wide range of sources that explain the concepts, actors and processes that constitute global social policy. It covers the emergence of global social policy as a dynamic and expanding field of study and practice, the transformation of welfare from a predominantly national to a global field of action, and the impact of globalisation on key welfare discourses and governance mechanisms.
Category: Political Science

Shaping Global Health Policy

Author : Alexandra Kaasch
ISBN : 9781137308894
Genre : Political Science
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Using an approach that combines transnational and comparative social policy analysis with international relations, this book assesses various global social policy actors and compares their ideas and prescriptions about national health care systems. It highlights the importance of considering health policies across multiple scales.
Category: Political Science

Handbook Of Global Social Policy

Author : Stuart Nagel
ISBN : 082470357X
Genre : Political Science
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Discusses improving the quality of life of those at the bottom of the social hierarchy through public policy. This text argues for policy that expands employment and facilitates jobs, finances education and economic and cultural integration, rewards merit, encourages voting and political participation, and seeks to reduce crime to the benefit of all countries around the world.
Category: Political Science

Social Policy For Development

Author : Anthony L Hall
ISBN : 076196715X
Genre : Social Science
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'Strong social policy is essential for sustainable growth. This book is an extremely useful overview of social policy issue for policy makers and anyone who wants to understand the true roots of successful sustainable development' - Ian Johnson, Vice President for Sustainable Development, The World Bank 'Throughout the world issues of social development have now taken centre stage. There is no more comprehensive and readable guide to the choices and conflicts of this global drama. This book is essential reading for all students and practitioners of social development - and for every World Bank economist' - David Piachaud, Professor of Social Policy, London School of Economics This much-needed textbook fulfils a major gap in providing a complete up-to-date guide and introduction to the increasingly important role of social policy in the context of development processes and practice. Across a number of key sectors and areas of social policy concern, the authors accessibly introduce and explain the main conceptual debates, the most recent policy discussions, and provide applied examples to illustrate the latest developments in the social policy and planning field. Central topics covered include: - poverty - rural development - urban development - education - health - social work - social welfare - international development and cooperation. Social Policy for Development is an essential text for all students and practitioners alike seeking a deeper understanding of the issues of poverty, social exclusion and deprivation across social policy and development studies internationally.
Category: Social Science

The International Labour Organization

Author : Daniel Maul
ISBN : 9783110646665
Genre : History
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This book is the first comprehensive account of the International Labour Organization’s 100-year history. At its heart is the concept of global social policy, which encompasses not only social policy in its national and international dimensions, but also development policy, world trade, international migration and human rights. The book focuses on the ILO’s roles as a key player in debates on poverty, social justice, wealth distribution and social mobility subjects and as a global forum for addressing these issues. The study puts in perspective the manifold ways in which the ILO has helped structure these debates and has made – through its standard-setting, technical cooperation and myriad other activities – practical contributions to the world of work and to global social policy.
Category: History

Compassion

Author : Alvin Finkel
ISBN : 1352003090
Genre : History
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Compassion traces the ways in which various societies across the globe have responded to the vulnerable among them from early human history to the present. Along the way, Alvin Finkel assesses the impacts of economic developments, colonialism, political arrangements, gender, race, and social class in influencing how different peoples have defined the rights of individuals and communities facing hardship. From Russia to Iran, from Scandinavia to Vietnam, this book looks at how social policy has been shaped by global social forces such as capitalism, imperialism and neoliberalism and analyses why different countries and regions diverged in their ways of dealing with inequalities and social needs. This is a valuable resource for students on History, Sociology or Social Work degrees taking modules or courses on the History of Welfare/Social Policy or Global History.
Category: History

Advanced Introduction To Social Policy

Author : Daniel Béland
ISBN : 9781783478040
Genre : Social policy
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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas. Advanced Introduction to Social Policy offers a concise overview of the field that takes newer realities into account, without rejecting the insights found in the traditional social policy canon. Daniel Béland and Rianne Mahon draw on both classic and contemporary theories to illuminate the broad processes that are putting pressure on existing social policy arrangements and raising new research questions. These processes provide the canvass against which the authors assess the social policy implications of changing gender relations, the increasing salience of ethnic diversity, and the growing importance of the Global South as a site of social policy innovation.
Category: Social policy

International Social Policy

Author : Pete Alcock
ISBN : 9781137197542
Genre : Social Science
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International Social Policy, 2nd edition provides an accessible and structured look at social policy in a global comparative context. With detailed explanations of the historical, political and social context of policy developments across thirteen nations, the book offers an authoritative picture of social policy across the developed world. This second edition now offers an expanded first chapter on welfare analysis, completely new chapters on China and South Korea, and updates throughout that flag the latest changes and policy trends. Exploring and comparing a variety of approaches to social policy, each chapter looks at welfare structure, developments and future prospects in a single country. The book considers core areas of policy provision alongside contemporary international concerns, such as globalization, demographic change and economic reform. Specifically, it examines policy in the following nations: ■ USA ■ Canada ■ Australia ■ New Zealand ■ UK ■ Sweden ■ Germany ■ Italy ■ Russia ■ Japan ■ South Korea ■ China ■ South Africa Written and edited by leading social policy experts in each country, this is an invaluable contribution to the study of global social policy and an indispensable resource for students, researchers and policy-makers.
Category: Social Science

Global Social Problems

Author : Vic George
ISBN : 9780745629513
Genre : History
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"In this new textbook, Vic George and Robert Page provide an introduction to global social problems and the emergence of a global social policy response. With suggestions for further reading and an accessible style, this book will be essential reading for undergraduate students in the social sciences, particularly those studying social policy, sociology and politics."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: History