Christopher Deeming and Paul Smyth together with internationally renowned contributors propose that the merging of the ‘social investment’ and ‘inclusive growth and development’ agendas is forging an unprecedented global social policy framework. The book shows how these key ideas together with the environmental imperative of ‘sustainability’ are shaping a new global development agenda.
This framework opens the way to a truly global social policy discipline making it essential reading for those working in social and public policy, politics, economics and development as well geographical and environmental sciences. In the spirit of the UN’s Sustainability Goals, the book will assist all those seeking to forge a new policy consensus for the 21st century based on Social Investment for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development.
Contributors include Giuliano Bonoli, Marius Busemeyer, Sarah Cook, Guillem López-Casasnovas, Anton Hemerijck, Stephan Klasen, Huck-ju Kwon, Tim Jackson, Jane Jenson, Jon Kvist, James Midgley, and Günther Schmid.
“What is particularly interesting about this book is the way in which its diverse contributions are all evidence for new perspectives emerging from within current social and economic policy: the new evolving out of the old rather than coming from elsewhere to replace it, and at the same time being genuinely new.” Citizen’s Income
"Gathering excellent contributors, this edited volume is a must read for students of social policy interested in inclusive growth and social investment." Daniel Béland, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
"A stimulating read encompassing timely and important topics such as inclusive growth and social investment – and with a global perspective." Bent Greve, Roskilde University, Denmark
Christopher Deeming is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Strathclyde. Research interests include inclusive growth and social investment inspired social policy, and comparative social policy.
Paul Smyth is Honorary Professorial Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His numerous writings on Australian social policy include three editions of Australian Social Policy Understanding for Action (2014) and Inclusive Growth in Australia (2013).
Introduction and overview ~ Christopher Deeming and Paul Smyth
Part I: Theoretical frameworks
Social investment, inclusive growth that is sustainable and the new global social policy ~ Christopher Deeming and Paul Smyth
Taking social investment seriously in developed economies ~ Anton Hemerijck
Making growth inclusive: perspectives on the role of social policy in developing economies ~ Sarah Cook
The challenges of inclusive growth for the developmental welfare state ~ Huck-ju Kwon
Part II: Policy applications
Measuring and monitoring inclusive growth in developing and advanced economies: multiple definitions, open questions and some constructive proposals ~ Stephan Klasen
Towards an employment strategy of inclusive growth ~ Günther Schmid
Active labour market policies for an inclusive growth ~ Giuliano Bonoli
Education and skills for inclusive growth ~ Marius R. Busemeyer
Inclusive growth and social investments over the life course ~ Jon Kvist
Inclusive economic growth for health equity: in search of the elusive evidence ~ Guillem López Casasnovas and Laia Maynou
Social protection, social investment and inclusive development ~ James Midgley
Social politics puzzling: governance for inclusive growth and social investment ~ Jane Jenson
Limits to Growth revisited ~ Tim Jackson and Robin Webster
Towards a new global social policy framework? ~ Paul Smyth and Christopher Deeming