Radicalising social policy in the 21st century: a global approach<sup>1</sup>

Nicola Yeates and Bob Deacon

in Fighting poverty, inequality and injustice

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9781847427151
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302353 | DOI:
Radicalising social policy in the 21st century: a global approach1

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This chapter addresses the innovativeness and the breadth of the coverage of Peter's work on global social policy, which is grounded in a materialist, globalist and sociological analysis of social policy. It illustrates how the conventional distinctions between the ‘national’ and the ‘international’, challenged by Peter, become increasingly unsustainable as decisions in one country inevitably have ramifications for others. It also examines Peter's concerns and hopes for international agencies (The World Bank, UNICEF and ILO). It considers the several campaigns, in which Peter was a key player, including the 1995 UN Copenhagen Summit on Poverty and latterly the campaign for a ‘global social floor’.

Keywords: global social policy; materialist; globalist and sociological analysis; The World Bank; UNICEF; ILO; Copenhagen Summit on Poverty; global social floor

Chapter.  6011 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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