Christopher Deeming and Paul Smyth together with internationally renowned contributors propose that the merging of the ‘social investment’ and ‘inclusive growth and development’ agendas is forging an unprecedented global social policy framework. The book shows how these key ideas together with the environmental imperative of ‘sustainability’ are shaping a new global development agenda.
This framework opens the way to a truly global social policy discipline making it essential reading for those working in social and public policy, politics, economics and development as well geographical and environmental sciences. In the spirit of the UN’s Sustainability Goals, the book will assist all those seeking to forge a new policy consensus for the 21st century based on Social Investment for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development.
Contributors include Giuliano Bonoli, Marius Busemeyer, Sarah Cook, Guillem López-Casasnovas, Anton Hemerijck, Stephan Klasen, Huck-ju Kwon, Tim Jackson, Jane Jenson, Jon Kvist, James Midgley, and Günther Schmid.
Introduction ~ Christopher Deeming, and Paul Smyth;
Social Investment, Inclusive Growth and Global Social Policy ~ Christopher Deeming, and Paul Smyth;
Taking Social Investment Seriously in the Developed Economies ~ Anton Hemerijck;
Making Growth Inclusive: Perspectives on the Role of Social Policy in Developing Economies ~ Sarah Cook;
The Challenges of Inclusive Growth for the Developmental Welfare State ~ Huck-ju Kwon;
Measuring and Monitoring Inclusive Growth in Developing and Advanced Economies: Multiple Definitions, Open Questions, and Some Constructive Proposals ~ Stephan Klasen;
Towards an Employment Strategy of Inclusive Growth ~ Günther Schmid;
Active Labour Market Polices for an Inclusive Growth ~ Giuliano Bonoli;
Education and Skills for Inclusive Growth ~ Marius Busemeyer;
Inclusive Growth and Social Investments over the Life-course ~ Jon Kvist;
Inclusive Economic Growth for Health Equity: In Search of the Elusive Evidence ~ Guillem López Casasnovas;
Social Protection, Social Investment and Inclusive Development ~ James Midgley;
Social Politics Puzzling: Governance for Inclusive Growth and Social Investment ~ Jane Jenson;
Limits to Growth Revisited ~ Tim Jackson and Robin Webster;
Towards a new Global Social Policy Framework? ~ Paul Smyth and Christopher Deeming.
“Gathering excellent contributors, this edited volume is a must read for students of social policy interested in inclusive growth and social investment.” Daniel Béland, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy ?
"A stimulating read encompassing timely and important topics such as inclusive growth and social investment – and with a global perspective." Professor Bent Greve, Roskilde University, Denmark