Global Social Regulation in the Face of Adversity

Friday, 20 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC19 Sociology of Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy (host committee)

Language: English

Based on the recent perception of a retreat from globalization to protectionism, combined with an older concern about social standards in global movements of people, goods and services, this panel is focused on the development of social regulation as a form of global social policy.  Papers will address current challenges, conceptual meanings, political projects, and global governance constellations. The papers for this panel relate to regulation in different policy fields (such as development, migration, labour, taxation), and their implications for social regulation. We discuss both the bright and the dark sides of global social regulation. All papers refer to examples from the Asian region, and address issues of decent work, health policy, taxation and others at multiple levels of policy making.
Session Organizer:
Alexandra KAASCH, Bielefeld University, Germany
Thomas FAIST, Bielefeld University, Sociology, Germany
Oral Presentations
Global Social Regulations of Domestic Work – the Case of Migrant Domestic Workers from Asia
Alexandra KAASCH, Bielefeld University, Germany; Martin KOCH, Bielefeld University, Germany
A Global Dismantling of Progressive Social Policy: Reversing the Social Turn
Gabriele KOEHLER, UNRISD senior research associate, Germany
Regional Organisations in the Making of Global Health Governance and Policy
Nicola YEATES, The Open University, United Kingdom; Rebecca SURENDER, University of Oxford, United Kingdom