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Social policy and international interventions in South East Europe: conclusions

Deacon, Bob, Lendvai, Noemi and Stubbs, Paul (2007) Social policy and international interventions in South East Europe: conclusions. In: Deacon, Bob and Stubbs, Paul, (eds.) Social Policy and International Interventions in South East Europe. Edward Elgar , Cheltenham , pp. 221-242. ISBN 978 1 84720 0969


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This book has brought together three fields of study; that concerned with the role of international actors and their influence on national polices; changes taking place to social policies in the context of globalisation, transnationalism and Europeanisation; and the political transformations taking place in South Eastern Europe. It has reported the results of empirical investigations into recent changes in social policy in the region and the ways in which transnational actors are influencing these changes. We divide this concluding chapter into three parts. The first part summarises the actual developments in social policy in the countries of the region and the several and diverse ways in which international actors have, to varying degrees, been influential. We then draw some analytical conclusions arguing how the case studies lead to changes in the ways social scientists should make sense of: the role of international actors engaged in transnational policy making including that of the EU; the role and nature of states in this “multi-level and multi-actor“ process; and the prospects for social policy and the diversity of welfare regimes. Finally we make suggestions about the kind of research that is needed to advance understanding in these inter-related areas.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: This is an author provided version of a book chapter from "Social Policy and International Interventions in South East Europe". Uploaded with permission from the publisher, Edward Elgar.
Keywords: international social policy, globalisation, europeanisation
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Department of Sociological Studies (Sheffield)
Depositing User: bob deacon
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2014 08:32
Published Version: http://www.e-elgar-publicpolicy.com/Bookentry_cont...
Status: Published
Publisher: Edward Elgar
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2550

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