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Inequality, Globalization, and World Politics$
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Andrew Hurrell and Ngaire Woods

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198295662

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198295669.001.0001

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Social Policy in a Global Context

Social Policy in a Global Context

(p.211) 8 Social Policy in a Global Context
Inequality, Globalization, and World Politics

Bob Deacon

Oxford University Press

In this chapter, it is argued that the concerns of social policy, traditionally the prerogative of sovereign states, have become supranational and global in scope. The management of economic activity, such that it also serves the purpose of social justice both within and among states, is now high on the agenda of global forums such as the G7 and of international organizations such as the World Bank and the World Trade Organization. Begins by elaborating on this proposition, offering a more precise analysis of the new terrain of global social policy. It then reviews the social policies, both explicit and implicit, of major international organizations, particularly in the sphere of income maintenance and the management of inequality. Finally, it reviews the global governance reform agenda in terms of its relevance to the task of securing greater global justice.

Keywords:   economic justice, global governance, inequality, social justice

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