World-Regional Social Policy and Global Governance
New Research and Policy Agendas in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America
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World-Regional Social Policy and Global Governance by Bob Deacon
Book DescriptionThis 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. Focusing on transnational regionalism, this book examines the trajectory and crossing over of the three strands of scholarly analysis within the past decade which have given rise to this volume: the perceived negative impact of neo-liberal globalisation upon national social policy; the need for but the difficulty of securing reforms in the institutions of global social governance; and the increasing salience of the world-regional level of governance in handling cross-border issues. The authors develop an intellectual and research agenda that will also inform the political development of an international programme concerned with the social policy dimensions of regional governance. Combining the perspectives and collective expertise of a team of international scholars and activists, the book features: * Theoretical and policy cases for a focus on regionalism and social policy * A mapping and analysis of social policy dimensions of regional integration processes and formations in four continents * An assessment of the regional dimensions of global agencies, in particular of the UN (ILO, WHO, UNESCO, UNDP) including the approach to regional social policy of the UN Regional Economic Commissions and Development Banks * An articulation of a multi-levelled conceptualisation of global social governance within which regional associations of countries plays a significant part. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of social policy, development studies, international relations and political science, especially those focused on the public policy dimensions of globalisation, regionalisation and international development.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415456593
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bob Deacon
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)
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.
New Eastern Europe, Paperback (May 1992)» View all books by Bob Deacon
A review of social policy developments in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Specialists on the social policies of Eastern Europe interpret these policies in an attempt to explain the decline of the collectivist system of welfare.
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Author Biography - Bob Deacon
Bob Deacon is Professor of International Social Policy and Director of the Globalism and Social Policy Programme (GASPP) at the University of Sheffield, UK. Maria Cristina Macovei is Researcher at the United Nations University-Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), Bruges, Belgium. Luk Van Langenhove is Director of the United Nations University-Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), Bruges, Belgium and Vice-President of the International Social Science Council. Nicola Yeates is Professor of Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Centre for Citizenship, Identity and Governance (C-CIG), The Open University, UK.
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