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Actors and Agency in Global Social Governance

Alexandra Kaasch and Kerstin Martens


This book advances our understanding of the global dimension of social policy by applying the notion of global social governance to actors, their relationships to each other, and their pathways, as well as their footprints of influence in the specific policy fields of social concern in which they are active. Focusing on a broad array of individual and corporate global social policy actors, ranging from international organizations to state formations and NGOs, the chapters in this book draw a fuller picture of agency in global social policy than what current accounts provide. It considers the m ... More

Keywords: global social governance, social policy actors, international organizations, NGOs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198743996
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743996.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexandra Kaasch, editor
Junior Professor, University of Bielefeld

Kerstin Martens, editor
Associate Professor, University of Bremen

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Part I Introduction and Theoretical Reflections

Chapter 1 Actors and Agency in Global Social Governance

Alexandra Kaasch and Kerstin Martens

Part II International Organizations Designing Global Social Governance

Part III Old and New State Formations Exerting Global Social Governance

Chapter 8 Slowly Succeeding—G20 Social Policy Governance

John Kirton, Julia Kulik, and Caroline Bracht

Part IV Civil Society Shaping Global Social Governance

Chapter 9 NGOs as Actors in Global Social Governance

Johannes Kruse and Kerstin Martens

Chapter 11 Policy Flexians in the Global Order

Paul Stubbs and Janine Wedel

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