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Palgrave Macmillan

Transformations in Global and Regional Social Policies

ISBN 9781137287304
Publication Date May 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

The study of supranational, regional and global social policy has grown apace in the last fifteen years. Bringing together some of the leading scholars in the field, the book explores key issues in diverse aspects of global and regional social policy and offers challenging interpretations of the future prospects for global social justice. Bob Deacon's framing of the subject in terms of regulation, redistribution and rights is explored in relation to health care, labor market policies, global care chains, and climate change. Other contributions discuss the prospects for progressive regional social policies, social policy and international organizations in East Asia, and the emerging role of the middle class in global social policy. Concluding reflections by Bob Deacon discuss the need to add resource mobilization and relationality to the traditional concerns of global and regional social policy. The book provides an overview of global and regional social policy studies and addresses key themes for the future.

Alexandra Kaasch is Senior Researcher at the University of Bremen, Germany. She is editor of the Global Social Policy Digest and recently co-authored The Welfare State as Crisis Manager (with Peter Starke and Franca Van Hooren).
Paul Stubbs is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Economics, Zagreb, Croatia. His recent publications include Social Policy and International Interventions in South East Europe (co-edited with Bob Deacon).

1. Global and Regional Social Policy Transformations; Paul Stubbs and Alexandra Kaasch
2. The Socialization of Regionalism and the Regionalization of Social Policy; Nicola Yeates
3. Global Economic Downturn and Social Protection in East Asia; Huck-ju Kwon
4. Common Health Policy Interests and the Politics of Rights, Regulation and Redistribution; Meri Koivusalo
5. Global Social Justice, Ethics and the Crisis of Care; Fiona Williams
6. Climate Change, Social Policy and Global Governance; Ian Gough
7. Poverty and Climate Change: The Three Tasks of Transformative Global Social Policy; Asunción Lera St.Clair and Victoria Lawson
8. Antagonism and Accommodation: The Labor – IMF / World Bank Relationship; Robert O'Brien
9. Grasping the Social Impact of Global Social Policy: How Neo-liberal Policies have Influenced Social Action in Morocco; Shana Cohen
10. Towards a Transformative Global Social Policy?; Bob Deacon

Bob Deacon, University of Sheffield, UK
Shana Cohen, University of Cambridge, UK
Ian Gough, University of Bath, UK
Meri Koivusalo, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
Huck-ju Kwon, Seoul National University, Korea
Victoria Lawson, University of Washington, US
Robert O'Brien, McMaster University, Canada
Asunción Lera St. Clair, International Centre for Climate and Environmental Research, Norway
Fiona Williams, University of Leeds, UK
Nicola Yeates, The Open University, UK


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