The New Eastern Europe
Social Policy Past, Present and Future
Edited by Bob Deacon
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New Eastern Europe by Bob Deacon
Book DescriptionThis accessible textbook offers a comparative analysis of social policy in the new Eastern Europe, including the former Soviet Union. It assesses past developments, the problems of the present transitional period and prospects for the future. Bringing together leading specialists on the social policy of the former Soviet Union, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria and Poland, this book systematically outlines the shortcomings of the old bureaucratic collectivist system of welfare, as well as explaining why the emerging system is, initially at least, often inadequate. Focusing on this unique period of transition, The New Eastern Europe vividly demonstrates the difficulty of balancing social justice and economic efficiency in social policy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803984394
(216mm x 138mm x 15mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 7-May-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bob Deacon
World-Regional Social Policy and Global Governance, Paperback (March 2013)
This volume explores the case for and the prospects of the development of world-regional social policies as integral elements of a pluralistic, equitable and effective system of global governance.
Global Social Policy and Governance, Paperback (March 2007)
Suitable for students of social policy, development studies and international relations, this book: evaluates national social policies advanced by international organisations; examines policies addressing global social redistribution, regulation and rights; and is illustrated by case studies, further reading sections and a glossary.
Global Social Policy, Paperback (October 1997)» View all books by Bob Deacon
Studying the globalization of social policy, this text demonstrates that national social policy is increasingly determined by global economic competition and by the social policy of international organizations.
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Author Biography - Bob Deacon
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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