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

Bob Deacon


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 security guarantees that ensure that over the life cycle all in need could afford and have access to essential health care and income security. It is the story of how the concept of a “global social floor” was transformed from a term used by global social reformists at the turn of the century challenging neo-liberal globalization into a concrete global social policy measure. It covers the internal p ... More

Keywords: Global social policy, Social Protection Floor, Global social governance, International Labour Organisation, UN, G20

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781447312338
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447312338.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bob Deacon, author