Towards a Transformative Global Social Policy

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Transformations in Global and Regional Social Policies
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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.

Sociology; Social Policy and Welfare; Social Policy; Global Social Policy; International and Comparative Policy; Politics; Political Sociology, Power and the State; Health Policy