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Understanding Global Social Policy

Yeates, Nicola ed. (2008). Understanding Global Social Policy. Understanding welfare: Social issues, policy and practice. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

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Abstract

As a field of study, global social policy has grown in strength and remit since the late 1990s and offers a fresh set of perspectives on contemporary debates within social policy. This book is the first student-aimed textbook that engages comprehensively with this field of study, examining the key theoretical, conceptual and policy issues and debates. Edited by a leading scholar in global social policy, and with chapter contributions from an international team of social policy analysts, the book comprehensively examines the impact of the prefix 'global' on the construction of social policy as a field of academic study and research, explores how the globalising strategies of state and non-state actors interset with social policy concerns and evaluates their impacts on social welfare.

Item Type: Edited Book
ISBN: 1-86134-943-2, 978-1-86134-943-9
Keywords: global social policy; global social governance; international organisations; inter-governmentalism; globalisation; social policy;
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 13180
Depositing User: Nicola Yeates
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2009 09:37
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:20
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/13180
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