Building on the successes of Understanding Global Social Policy (Yeates ed. 2008) and its companion text, the Global Social Policy Reader (Yeates and Holden ed. 2009), the second edition of this leading textbook in social policy identifies and reviews the key issues, debates and priorities for action in global social policy as a field of academic study and research and as a field of political practice and action. All first edition chapters have been systematically revised and updated to reflect major developments in the fast-paced area of global social policy making over the past five years, and include new material on the Millennium Development Goals, the Social Protection Floor and the ‘greening’ of global social policy. This much-needed second edition includes new chapters on global poverty and inequality, social protection, criminal justice and education. Written by an international team of leading social policy analysts , Understanding Global Social Policy is the leading textbook in the field and provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of international actors and social policy formation in global context. It is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, policy makers and practitioners seeking to identify key issues in contemporary social policy and locate them within a global framework of analysis and action.
Nicola Yeates is Professor of Social Policy at The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK. She has published widely on issues of globalisation and social policy, including on global migration, social protection and employment (see Open Research Online (www.oro.open.ac.uk). She is a former Editor-in-Chief of Global Social Policy (Sage) and Vice-Chair of the Social Policy Association, and is Chair of the Editorial Board of Social Policy and Society (CUP)
The idea of global social policy ~ Nicola Yeates;
Global Poverty and Inequality ~ Chris Holden;
Global and regional social governance ~ Bob Deacon;
Business and global social policy ~ Kevin Farnsworth;
International trade and welfare ~ Chris Holden;
Global labour policy ~ Robert O’Brien;
Global health policies ~ Meri Koivusalo and Eeva Ollila;
Global pensions and social protection policy ~ Mitchell A. Orenstein and Bob Deacon;
Global education policies ~ Roger Dale and Susan Robertson;
Global Criminal Justice ~ John Muncie;
Global population policy ~ Anne Hendrixson, Nicholas Hildyard, Larry Lohmann and Sarah Sexton.
"This book presents a theoretical perspective that stands at the threshold of a new and rich area of study that will help us better understand the complex set of processes that determine human welfare in the future." Social Policy & Administration
"Nicola Yeates has brought together an impressive, coherent collection of contributors providing comprehensive coverage of developments in global social policy across a wide range of policy areas. The relationship between globalisation and social policy is one that is rapidly evolving and differentiated. This collection successfully captures these dynamics while at the same time providing empirical substance to developments at a particular point in time." Patricia Kennett, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University