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Transnational Social Policy: Social Welfare in a World on the Move

Transnational Social Policy: Social Welfare in a World on the Move (Hardback)

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Transnational Social Policy highlights the changing face of social policy and social work against the background of accelerating transnationalization of economies, labour markets, education, social services, and care. The contributions of this book provide unique case examples on the interplay of social policies, mobile populations, and travelling knowledge about welfare within an increasingly asymmetrical global context. This innovative volume also includes historical studies on the transformations of social policies during the last century and reflects the developments of social welfare across the Global North and the Global South. With its emphasis on theoretical assumptions of policy translation, the case studies show the importance of adjustments, negotiations, and participation of various actors in the transnational social field of welfare production. Thus, within ever-shifting contexts of new political agendas promoting the free play of the market and a neoliberal agenda of competition and austerity, this insightful book reveals new transnational forms of social exclusion that function within, across, and in-between nation-states.

Presenting a major and much needed addition to current discussions on globalization and the increasing complexity of worldwide social relations, this volume will be of interest to scholars and graduate students interested in fields such as Social Policy, Social Work, Public Administration, Development Studies, Political Science, and Sociology, as well as many interdisciplinary fields including Global Studies, International Development Studies, and Immigration and Settlement Studies.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial welfare & social servicesSocial work Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 15/02/2017 ISBN-13: 9781138956872  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Luann Good Gingrich is Associate Professor in the School of Social Work and a Scholar in Residence at the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada. Stefan Kongeter is Professor for Social Pedagogy at the Department of Education, University of Trier, Germany.

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