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Global social policy and governance

By: Deacon, Bob.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London Sage Publications 2007Description: xv + 223 p.ISBN: 9781412907620.Subject(s): Social Policy | Non-governmental organization | Globalization - Social aspects | International agenciesDDC classification: 361.6 Summary: Global Social Policy and Governance explores these issues and presents a critical analysis of policy-making in an interconnected world. The chapters caution against a superficial account of understanding global social policy and instead discuss the complexities and controversies surrounding the global actors shaping international policy. It evaluates policies for social protection, health services and education put forward by global institutions, looks at policies addressing the essentials of global redistribution, global regulation, and global social rights. It highlights the complexity of the networks of global actors; including NGOs, consultants, think tanks, task forces, and policy advocacy coalitions, explores the political obstacles to reforms in global social governance, and the growing importance of global social movements, presents arguments for a more effective development of global social policies, and includes case studies, further reading sections, and a glossary. Overall the book presents an authoritative understanding of the way social policies at national and supra-national level are shaped in the context of globalization.
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Global Social Policy and Governance explores these issues and presents a critical analysis of policy-making in an interconnected world. The chapters caution against a superficial account of understanding global social policy and instead discuss the complexities and controversies surrounding the global actors shaping international policy. It evaluates policies for social protection, health services and education put forward by global institutions, looks at policies addressing the essentials of global redistribution, global regulation, and global social rights. It highlights the complexity of the networks of global actors; including NGOs, consultants, think tanks, task forces, and policy advocacy coalitions, explores the political obstacles to reforms in global social governance, and the growing importance of global social movements, presents arguments for a more effective development of global social policies, and includes case studies, further reading sections, and a glossary. Overall the book presents an authoritative understanding of the way social policies at national and supra-national level are shaped in the context of globalization.

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