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

The Prospects for Global Social Policy

The prospects for global social policy

The Argument of the Book Recapitulated

This book has been about the impact of globalization on the making of social policy. It has argued and demonstrated that globalization (a) sets welfare states in competition with each other, (b) raises social policy issues to a supranational level, and (c) generates a global discourse on the best way to regulate capitalism in the interests of social welfare East and West, North and South.

Global social policy as a practice of supranational actors embodies global social redistribution, global social regulation, and global social provision and/or empowerment, and includes the ways in which supranational organizations shape national social policy.

The classical concerns of social policy analysts with social needs and social ...

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