Understanding Global Social Policy

Edited by Nicola Yeates and Chris Holden

Published

Feb 28, 2022

Page count

400 pages

Series

Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice

ISBN

978-1447358046

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Feb 28, 2022

Page count

400 pages

Series

Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice

ISBN

978-1447358039

Dimensions

240 x 172 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Feb 28, 2022

Page count

400 pages

Series

Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice

ISBN

978-1447358053

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Feb 28, 2022

Page count

400 pages

Series

Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice

ISBN

978-1447358053

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
Understanding Global Social Policy

With a contemporary overview of global social policy formation, the third edition of this leading textbook identifies key issues, debates and priorities for action in social policy across the Global South and North.

Accessible and lively, it incorporates seven new chapters covering theory, social justice, climate, migration, gender, young people and water, energy and food. The original chapters have also been fully updated to reflect major developments in the fast-changing world of global social policy. Key features include:

•overview and summary boxes to bookend each chapter;

•questions for discussion and follow-up activities;

•further reading and resources.

Exploring what it means to locate human welfare within a global framework of social policy analysis and action, this textbook offers a perfect guide for curious students.

“This is an excellent introductory book. It offers a comprehensive overview of global social policy issues and new chapters provide important insights into the scope of global social policy today.” Ito Peng, Centre for Global Social Policy, University of Toronto

“COVID-19 has underlined why we must think globally about social policies. This clear and accessible volume illuminates core concepts and issues, providing an essential reference for students and practitioners.” Sarah Cook, Inaugural Director, Institute for Global Development, UNSW (University of New South Wales) and former Director, UNRISD, Geneva and UNICEF’s Innocenti Office of Research, Florence

“Breath-taking in its coverage of global social policy issues, this volume brings analytical rigour, conceptual clarity and a refreshing political economy perspective to the challenges of pursuing global justice in an increasingly unequal world.” Shahra Razavi, Director of Social Protection Department, International Labour Organization

Nicola Yeates is Professor of Social Policy in the Department of Social Policy and Criminology at The Open University.

Chris Holden is Reader in International Social Policy in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York.

1. Introducing Global Social Policy - Nicola Yeates and Chris Holden

Part 1: Institutions, Actors and Theories

2. Global and Regional Social Governance - Sophie MacKinder, Nicola Yeates and Chris Holden

3. International Trade, Global Economic Governance and Welfare - Chris Holden

4. Business, Labour and Global Social Policy - Kevin Farnsworth and Robert O’Brien

5. Theorising Global Social Policy - Nicola Yeates and Chris Holden

6. Global Social Justice - Theo Papaioannou

Part 2: Cross-Cutting Policy Fields and Issues

7. Global Climate Justice - Carolyn Snell

8. Global Poverty and Inequality - Chris Holden

9. Global Migrations and Global Social Policy - Nicola Yeates and Nicola Piper

10. Gender and Global Social Policy - Rianne Mahon

11. Young People and Global Social Policy - Ross Fergusson

Part 3: Global Social Policy Domains

12. Global Social Policy at the Nexus of Water, Energy and Food - Jeremy J. Schmidt

13. Global Health Policy - Meri Koivusalo and Eeva Ollila

14. Global Education Policy - Susan Robertson and Roger Dale

15. Global Social Security Policy - Lutz Leisering