This accessible text looks at the impact of the globalization process on social policy. National social policy is increasingly determined by global economic competition and international organizations. Its substance is becoming more and more transnational and now has to be understood in terms of global social redistribution, social regulation, social provision and empowerment. Global Social Policy examines trends in global inequity and summarizes the diverse experiences of different welfare regimes across the world. The authors review the social policies of international organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, UN Agencies and the European Union, and show them to be engaged in heated con

Non Governmental Organizations and Global Social Policy in Conditions of Conflict

Non Governmental Organizations and Global Social Policy in Conditions of Conflict

Non governmental organizations and global social policy in conditions of conflict

This chapter seeks to address a range of issues and themes which have been noted earlier, but have had insufficient attention paid to them thus far in the book. In particular, the emphasis is on the social policy and social development role of non-governmental organizations (or NGOs), of various kinds, which are increasingly important actors in the sphere of global social policy. In particular, the role of such organizations in conditions of conflict, which can be seen as increasingly ‘normal’ in the global context, is addressed. We do this primarily through a case study of post-Yugoslav countries which have severely tested the claims of ...

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