Global social policy and inequality

Winter, Satine, and Hay, Stephen (2021) Global social policy and inequality. In: Leal Filho, W, Azul, A. M., Brandli, Luciana, Özuyar, Pinar Gökçin, and Wall, T, (eds.) Reduced Inequalities. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals . Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

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[Extract] The following chapter explores GSP in relation to global inequality and how this is interconnected with globalization, the governance of GSP, and the notion of redistribution, regulation, and rights associated with social policy. GSP, according to Deacon et al (1997, p. 195), is described as:

A practice of supra-national actors [which] embodies global social redistribution, global social regulation, and global social provision and/or empowerment, and … the ways in which supranational organisations shape national social policy (see Yeates, 2014, p. 10).

In the literature, organizations may be referred to as either supra-national (Deacon 2007) or transnational (Yeates 2014), whereby the power and influence of such organizations (e.g., United Nations) extend beyond a single country. This latter issue of power and influence points to the emerging role of international agencies which have become more prominent in what is termed the global governance of social policy.

Item ID: 69395
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISSN: 978-3-319-71060-0
Keywords: Inequality, global social governance, globalization, social policy, public policy
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2021, Springer Nature Switzerland AG. The Author Accepted Manuscript of this publication is available Open Access from ResearchOnline@JCU from 3 March 2023.
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2021 06:01
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50 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 5001 Applied ethics > 500104 Human rights and justice issues (excl. law) @ 30%
38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380110 International economics @ 30%
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