Regionalising Global Social Policy in Times of Crisis

Kingah, Stephen, (1970). Regionalising Global Social Policy in Times of Crisis. Regions & Cohesion, 4(1), 3-28

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  • Sub-type Journal article
    Author Kingah, Stephen
    Title Regionalising Global Social Policy in Times of Crisis
    Appearing in Regions & Cohesion
    Volume 4
    Issue No. 1
    Publication Date 1970-01-01
    Place of Publication Biggleswade
    Publisher Berghahn Journals
    Start page 3
    End page 28
    Language EN
    Abstract

    Focusing on the European Union (EU) and the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) this article presents the manner in which regional organizations apply underlying tenets of global social policy (GSP). It notes the challenges regional entities face in doing so. It also argues that the application of GSP at the regional level is important given the nature of many socioeconomic challenges, the effects of which are often felt regionally. Included in the analysis are theoretical premises justifying social policy both at the global and regional levels. In a period of economic hardship with an everwidening inequality gap, there is pressure to roll back regional endeavours to manage social challenges. However it is exactly during such a period that robust regional measures need to be sustained or put in place to integrate global social policy, map out new social responses to problems, or implement existing regional social norms.

    Copyright Holder Berghahn Journals
    Copyright Year 2014
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI 10.3167/reco.2014.040102
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