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The SPF and the struggle for global social policy synergy

Bob Deacon

in Global social policy in the making: The foundations of the social protection floor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447312338
eISBN:
9781447312383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312338.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter looks outwards from the ILO to demonstrate how the SPF became a rallying point for the struggle for global social policy synergy, that is, the struggle to ensure that all UN agencies, ... More


Social protection, social investment and inclusive development

James Midgley

in Reframing Global Social Policy: Social Investment for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447332497
eISBN:
9781447332534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332497.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter shows how we can avoid the unwanted polarisation between ‘investment’ and ‘protection’. While certain trends in postwar social policy may have encouraged that bifurcation from economic ... More


Global social policy in the making: The foundations of the social protection floor

Bob Deacon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447312338
eISBN:
9781447312383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312338.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book tells the story of how the International Labour Organisation came in 2012 to recommend to all countries that they should establish a Social Protection Floor (SPF), containing basic social ... More


The SPF, social dialogue and tripartite global governance in practice

Bob Deacon

in Global social policy in the making: The foundations of the social protection floor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447312338
eISBN:
9781447312383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312338.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter describes of the passage of the Social Protection Floor Recommendation idea through the International Labour Conferences of 2011 and 2012. As was described in the last chapter, having ... More


The development of the SPF Recommendation

Bob Deacon

in Global social policy in the making: The foundations of the social protection floor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447312338
eISBN:
9781447312383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312338.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter describes the development of the Social Protection Floor concept. It ranges from initial conceptualization in 2000, in the context of debates about the need for a global social floor, ... More


Chinese Social Policy in a Time of Transition

Douglas Besharov and Karen Baehler (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199990313
eISBN:
9780199346363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199990313.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The story of China’s spectacular economic growth is well known. Less well known is the country’s equally dramatic, though not always equally successful, social policy transition. Between the ... More


Introduction

Bob Deacon

in Global social policy in the making: The foundations of the social protection floor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447312338
eISBN:
9781447312383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312338.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 1 explains the purpose of the book, sets out the research questions that framed the investigation behind it and summarises its main findings. It also sets out the chapter structure of the ... More


Responses to poverty

Paul Spicker

in The Poverty of Nations: A Relational Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447343325
eISBN:
9781447343363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447343325.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The experience of developed countries tells us that markets are not enough; that targeting does not work; and that systems are always mixed. The experience of the developing world is that local ... More


Towards global principles for dignity-based anti-poverty policies

Erika K. Gubrium and Ivar Lødemel

in The shame of it: Global perspectives on anti-poverty policies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447308713
eISBN:
9781447312093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447308713.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This concluding chapter consists of three sections, each devoted to issues that were introduced earlier. First, we will demonstrate how the emergent themes are strongly supported by the interplay of ... More


Flexibility and social security

Fabio Berton, Matteo Richiardi, and Stefano Sacchi

in The political economy of work security and flexibility: Italy in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429070
eISBN:
9781447307631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429070.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The aim of this chapter is to provide a comparative assessment of the actual opportunities given to non-standard workers to avail themselves of main income maintenance schemes. The main question is ... More


From financial crisis to welfare retrenchment: assessing the challenges to the Irish welfare state

Mairéad Considine and Fiona Dukelow

in Social Policy Review 24: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2012

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781447304470
eISBN:
9781447307662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304470.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter considers the impact of the global economic crisis on the Irish welfare state. It begins by focusing on the vulnerability of Ireland's highly neo-liberalised and financialised economy ... More


Individuals and collective action

Paul Spicker

in Reclaiming individualism: Perspectives on public policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447309086
eISBN:
9781447310860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447309086.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

There are reasons to be sceptical about whether it is possible to move from an individualist position to considering the interests of groups. The ‘impossibility theorem’ seems to imply that people ... More


Reimagining the Nation, Migration and Citizenship: The Role of Cultural Institutions and New Institutional Responses

Peggy Levitt

in Multicultural Governance in a Mobile World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474428231
eISBN:
9781474438391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428231.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The goal of this volume is to reconsider citizenship, integration, and diversity in the context of heightened mobility and permanent impermanence, where large numbers of migrants are long-term ... More


A Generation without Work Contracts: Youth in the Informal Economy in Egypt

Ghada Barsoum

in Young Generation Awakening: Economics, Society, and Policy on the Eve of the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190224615
eISBN:
9780190224622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190224615.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Egypt has a new generation of educated workers who have no access to the social protection provided by social and health insurance. This is a relatively new phenomenon in Egypt, where access to the ... More


Making local regulation better? Marketisation, privatisation and the erosion of social protection

Steve Tombs

in Marketisation and Privatisation in Criminal Justice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447345701
eISBN:
9781447346579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447345701.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter considers how marketisation, privatisation and deregulation have combined in the UK to produce both a de-democratisation and the erosion of social protection. It does so through an ... More


Health Care Reforms: Do They Ensure Social Protection for the Labouring Poor?

Purendra Prasad

in Equity and Access: Health Care Studies in India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199482160
eISBN:
9780199097746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199482160.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

How do 35 crore people in India survive on Rs 32 per person per day in urban areas and Rs 26 per person per day in rural areas? The data from National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised ... More


The Open Method Of Coordination: Obstinate Or Obsolete?

Kenneth A. Armstrong

in Oxford Principles Of European Union Law: The European Union Legal Order: Volume I

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780199533770
eISBN:
9780191932434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199533770.003.0028
Subject:
Law, EU Law

Policy coordination in one form or another has been a feature of EU governance for the past two decades. Developing initially as a mechanism through which to coordinate national economic policies ... More


‘What unemployment means’ three decades and two recessions later

Adrian Sinfield

in Social Policy Review 25: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2013

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447312741
eISBN:
9781447312857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312741.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The section begins with Adrian Sinfield's exploration of ‘what unemployment means’. In 1981, when Sinfield's book of this title was first published, the UK was in the early stages of a massive ... More


A monetary measure of worker (in)security

Fabio Berton, Matteo Richiardi, and Stefano Sacchi

in The political economy of work security and flexibility: Italy in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429070
eISBN:
9781447307631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429070.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this chapter the overall level of security enjoyed by every individual worker is measured by summing, over the medium run and in monetary terms, all the benefits they receive, and namely net ... More


Conclusions

Fabio Berton, Matteo Richiardi, and Stefano Sacchi

in The political economy of work security and flexibility: Italy in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429070
eISBN:
9781447307631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429070.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The analyses in the volume lead to the conclusion that, in all the countries studied albeit in different degrees, flexibility introduced through deregulation of non-standard work has come at the ... More


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