A comprehensive and accessible guide to the key themes, issues and debates in global social policy. This Reader collects together key papers by international leaders in the field that cover the emergence of global social policy as a dynamic and expanding field, the transformation of welfare from a predominantly national to a global field of action, and the impact of globalisation on key welfare discourses and governance mechanisms.
The global social policy reader will have broad appeal among undergraduate and postgraduate students in a range of social science subjects, including social and public policy, social care and health studies, sociology, politics, economics, international relations and development studies.
"The Global Social Policy Reader is an expertly compiled book with a welldefined
argument against the neo-liberal policies implemented through the Washington Consensus...". Sakari Taipale in Social Policy and Administration
"Global Social Policy as a field of study draws upon a variety of disciplines and international reports for its empirical base, analytical framework and moral compass. This well-structured volume brings together a balanced selection of such sources. A perfect companion for all global social policy students." Robert Deacon, Professor of International Social Policy, University of Sheffield
"This comprehensive and well edited reader helps us understand the impact
of globalisation and global actors on social problems and programmes
across the world AND the debates about what should happen." Ian Gough, University of Bath
Nicola Yeates is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the Open University, Milton Keynes, England. She has published extensively in the areas of globalisation, migration and social policy, and is co-Editor of Global Social Policy (SAGE). Chris Holden is Lecturer in Global Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a member of the Social Policy Association's executive committee and has published widely on globalisation, trade and health & social policy.
Contents: Rethinking social policy in a globalising world; Concepts and approaches; Global policy actors, institutions and processes; Globalisations and welfare transformations; Global social policy futures.