Actors and Agency in Global Social Governance

Hardcover | November 22, 2015

EditorAlexandra Kaasch, Kerstin Martens

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Actors and Agency in Global Social Governance seeks to advance our understanding of the global dimension of social policy by applying the notion of global social governance on actors, their relations to each other, and their pathways as well as their footprints of influence in the specificpolicy fields of social concern in which they are active. Focusing on a broad array of individual and corporate global social policy actors, ranging from internationally operating intergovernmental organizations to state formations and NGOs, the contributions to this volume draw a fuller picture of agency in global social policy than what current accountsprovide. It considers the multiple facets of individual scope and legitimacy for a particular actor in conjunction with the configuration of global social governance as characterised by multi-centred and multi-scaled obstacles as well as diverse forms of collaboration. The volume studies the contextualised actor's range and power in designing, shaping, and facilitating various global social policies. Thus, the contributions discuss the role of particular (corporate) actors within global social policy structures and assess the impact of a number of keyorganizations, states, groups, and individuals in the governance of global social policy. At the same time, a variety of social policy fields in which these actors are involved are addressed, including labour market issues, family policy, health policy, education policy, migration issues, and global(re)distribution via various forms of development aid or remittances.

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Actors and Agency in Global Social Governance seeks to advance our understanding of the global dimension of social policy by applying the notion of global social governance on actors, their relations to each other, and their pathways as well as their footprints of influence in the specificpolicy fields of social concern in which they a...

Professor Dr Alexandra Kaasch is Junior Professor in Transnational Social Policy at the University of Bielefeld. Her research interests include global social policy, health policy, and international organisations. She has published both in comparative and global social policy. Among her recent publications are a guest-edited special is...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.93 inPublished:November 22, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Stephan Leibfried: PrefacePart I - Introduction and Theoretical Reflections1. Alexandra Kaasch and Kerstin Martens: Actors and Agency in Global Social Governance2. Bob Jessop: A Cultural Political Economy Approach to Global Social PolicyPart II - International Governmental Organisations Designing Global Social Governance3. Bob Deacon: The ILO and Global Social Governance: the 100 Year Search for Social Justice within Capitalism4. Karen Mundy and Antoni Verger: The World Bank as an Education Policy Governor5. Rianne Mahon: The OECD, Gender, and Social Policy: Parallel StoriesPart III - Old and New State Formations Exerting Global Social Governance6. Valeria Fargion and Marco Mayer: The European Union as a Global Social Policy Actor: Discourse and Policy Practice7. Rebecca Surender and Marian Urbina-Ferretjans: 'New Kids on the Block?' The Implications of the BRICS Alliance for Global Social Governance8. John Kirton, Julia Kulik and Caroline Bracht: Slowly Succeeding: G20 Social Policy GovernancePart IV - Civil Society shaping Global Social Governance9. Johannes Kruse and Kerstin Martens: NGOs as Actors in Global Social Governance10. Frank Nullmeier: Global Social Governance in the Media11. Paul Stubbs and Janine Wedel: Policy Flexians in the Global OrderConclusion12. Alexandra Kaasch: Conclusions: Complexity in Global Social Governance