Regional Social Policy

UN DESA Working Paper No. 37

29 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2007

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Bob Deacon

University of Sheffield

Isabel Ortiz

United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO); Initiative for Policy Dialogue

Sergei Zelenev

United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

Date Written: June 2007

Abstract

This paper argues why countries should give priority to developing cross-border regional social policies. The first part presents the conceptual case for regional social policies in terms of how the social dimension of regionalism can provide an alternative to the current pattern of globalization. The second presents the concept and dimensions of regional social policies. The third part reviews progress to date, which suggests that the time is right to pursue this agenda. The paper closes with some institutional issues related to how regional social policy might be advanced, including options for financing regional social policies.

Keywords: Regional social policy, globalization, international public goods, financing for development

JEL Classification: F02, I38, H87, O19

Suggested Citation

Deacon, Bob and Ortiz, Isabel and Zelenev, Sergei, Regional Social Policy (June 2007). UN DESA Working Paper No. 37. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1001491 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1001491

Bob Deacon

University of Sheffield ( email )

United Kingdom
0114 222 6407 (Phone)

Isabel Ortiz (Contact Author)

United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO) ( email )

ILO HQ, Route des Morillons 4
Geneva, 1211
Switzerland
+41227996226 (Phone)

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Initiative for Policy Dialogue ( email )

Columbia University
New York, NY
United States

HOME PAGE: http://policydialogue.org/programs/taskforces/global_social_justice/

Sergei Zelenev

United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) ( email )

New York, NY 10017
United States

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